My yard is blooming

No words, just the beauty of my photos, says enough I think!

Peonies and rose
Peonies and rose
Peppermint rose
Peppermint rose
Dinner bell garden
Dinner bell garden
New Rose
New Rose



Old Fashioned Rose full of bloom
Old Fashioned Rose full of bloom
Another new rose
Another new rose
Trumpet vine
Trumpet vine
Hyacinth bean
Hyacinth bean
Cardinal vine
Cardinal vine


Bigger blooms every year
Bigger blooms every year


Goosefoot fern
Goosefoot fern
Jade plant
Jade plant




Mother’s day hanging table


Peonies and Iris


Hostas & geraniums


Locust post birdhouse



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Peonies and Iris



White rose  (old)


Red Rose (old)


Siberian Iris


I have two of these in the yard and I can cut them back to a foot tall and by June they’re back full of green, pink and white.  It’s so pretty and covers the ground at the yard entrance with rose petals all summer.

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

9 thoughts on “My yard is blooming”

  1. That “jade plant” will grow profusely in your bathroom – loves the
    steam which comes from a hot shower – so remember that when the winter comes. The plant will go beserk!!!!
    Lovely sunny day again but rain is expected in the next few days and better still will go inland for much benefit to the rural properties for grass growth for the winter months.
    Some of the stock out west are just skin and bones – tragic!
    Post 2 should get there in the next couple of days.


    1. I’ll try to remember that this winter. It spent last year in an upstairs window that faces northeast and it went wild. I had to cut off more than two-thirds of it this spring and now it’s recuperating in the yard.
      Will let you know when I receive your second post. Don’t remember if I told you that there are no stamp collectors in the family.
      We got much needed rain last night and it’s supposed to be more of a chance today and tomorrow.


  2. impressive. My mother’s side (Thompson, NC Orange / Alamance counties) English – the house of my great-grandparents and my grandparents has a rock chimney that is supposed to pre-date Civil War. On my father’s side, when he was age nine their house burned and they built (in 1925) the one I knew and know. The house is still being used (Snow Camp, NC) but not by anybody in the extended family.


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