Promise Gardens Spring Show (via HDR Chic)

Promise Gardens Spring Show The Promise Gardens of Winchester’s upcoming Rose & Flower Show are dressing up Spring as blooms are bursting forth in the gardens.  It is a beautiful sight after the long months of winter and rainy spring and like the “Festival of Flowers” at Biltmore Estate and Spring blooms at Hershey Park, is an incredible display of color.  To prepare for the show and to replace plants that were lost over the winter, we visited “Weber’s Nursery & Gar … Read More

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Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival (via HDR Chic)

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival It’s that time again, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival week and the City of Winchester is decked out in all of its finery for a week of festival delights. The Festival is one of the largest in the US and a wonderful with an eclectic array of activities including parades, floats, celebrities and more. Check out “The Bloom” site for more details. HDR Note:  Many of the buildings in the historic district are made up of brickwork from various genera … Read More

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The Colors of Fall in the Promise Gardens

Fall brings another theme into the Promise Gardens, the glorious color in the foliage and the varying shades of plants that one only sees in this season with our warm days and cool nights.  The Shenandoah Valley is spectactular and there is something really special visiting the various gardens and orchards, picking pumpkins, drinking apple cidar, crunching on peanut-coated caramel apples, touring the Civil War battlegrounds, sipping wine from hillside wineries and enjoying the beauty of the season.  Today we snapped a few photos of the foliage in the Promise Gardens.  Perhaps it will encourage you to take a trip this weekend to your favorite gardens and enjoy the foliage in your area.

Autumn Leaves