Today I took a trip across the water to see Janet, The Queen of Seaford. We had a tour of her home and garden, plus I had a chance to meet her pack of dogs (two's company, three's a pack). By the way, if you are in the market for a waterfront home on the Virginia Peninsula, you may want to consider Janet's. Besides being lovely, it has a royal pedigree which can't help but increase re-sale value. The real highlight of the day was being able to see the York Co. Learning Garden. This project is the result of hard work on the part of many dedicated volunteers from the York Co. Master Gardeners and the Virginia Cooperative Extension. The well-labeled garden gives home owners, school children and the gardening public a chance to see what will grow in this part of Virginia at the warmer end of zone 7. If you would like to visit, do it on Thursdays when the volunteers are busy in the garden, that way you can ask questions and meet some dedicated gardeners. I don't know how they will survive after The Queen has moved on to her new realm in Carolina. Perhaps she has appointed a regent of some sort.
Silene virginica (Fire Pink)