Picture This!

Gardeners! Do you have an indoor plant, flower arrangement, outdoor garden, or landscaping photo that you would like to share? Here’s the place to impress, inspire, laugh, and share ideas about your indoor or outdoor adventures.  

Email your photo with a first name, city, and a short description of why you are submitting it.  We will try to post it as soon as possible.  eMail Jill Baedke: heartofvamg@gmail.com

2023 DECEMBER – This 20+ year old cactus was in full bloom the week before Thanksgiving! It gets a lot of benign neglect!  The plant spends the summer outside in the shade.  It comes inside mid-October and usually has buds when it comes inside.  I have never repotted it & rarely fertilize it.  Elsie – Buckingham
2023 NOVEMBER: I’ve waited 3 years for this to blossom. Before the killing frost I put it in my basement. To my surprise, when I went in for the amaryllis, I was gifted by this beautiful bloom on my Angel trumpet! Dianne – Burkeville
2023 NOVEMBER: Look what I found blooming at the side of the house with beautiful flowers! My Camellia is around the corner so enjoyed by the neighborhood as they come down the street. Today, when putting up seasonal decorations – there were dozens of blooms all over the tree! AND it was 27º the last few night! Don’t forget to take a walk around your yard – you may be surprised at forgotten treasures! Jill – Hanover
2023 AUGUST – Update on the Marble Tomato seeds that still give me many seasons of surprises. The birds and the squirrels have been “planting” them all over. Here are two beauties growing by our front steps. Not everyone can pick tomatoes as they go in and out of the house! Casey in Hanover, VA.
2023 AUGUST – Last fall I clipped 12 ends from my Sweet Potato Vines and rooted them in water over the winter. Here they are for the third season – beautiful! Indoor and outdoor pop of color for all seasons. Christine from Hanover.
2023 JULY– I was pleased to find this black swallowtail butterfly caterpillar and 4 of his buddies on my dill plants. Elsie from Dillwyn
2023 JULY– Here is a bloom delighting my eye at the moment.  It is a lily from South Africa (Blood Lily Haemanthus) a member of the same family as the Amaryllis and just as easy to grow.  Jackie from Buckingham
2023 JULY- Clivia Miniata is an easy care houseplant.  I bring it inside during the winter but keep it on my covered deck  during the summer.  It requires full shade, likes to dry out between waterings and rewards with this beautiful long lasting bloom.  Trisha from Farmville
2023 JULY– Last fall I moved some bulbs from my front bed not knowing what they were. What a wonderful surprise to get these beautiful gladiolus!  Because I think of them as an old fashioned flower I put them in my grandmother’s vase to enjoy inside.   Dianne from Crewe
2023 JUNE – A friend gave me some marble-size VERY sweet cherry tomatoes and do the birds/squirrels, and family, love them! Thank you Kendall! This is the second year that I have 80+ “volunteer” plants all over my yard – under the mailbox, between bushes, and even by the curb! Casey in Hanover, VA
2023 MAY – HOVMGA Plant Sale! Last year I bought this Dusty Miller for $1 and planted it in front of my gnome! Beautiful! Mark your calendar for our 2023 HOVMGA Plant Sale! Check Events & Activities page for more information about our events. Jill in Farmville, VA
2023 APRIL- While the yard at my new-to-me house needs tons of love and work, the blossoms from my tulip popular tree were an amazing gift to find.  Dianne in Rice VA

2023 MARCH: I like to walk around my yard and find “what’s poking up” or ready to go to sleep and make a quick arrangement. Some crazy combinations have resulted – but still make me smile! Here is the middle of March with high and low temperatures. Flip-flops or winter boots? Jill in Richmond, VA
2023 FEBRUARY When my winter arrangement gift starts to droop, I walk around the yard and replace it with fresh ferns and berries. I add the next holiday ornament and have weeks more of enjoyment! Chris in Prospect, VA
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