Bulbs, Bulbs and More Bulbs…..

If it isn’t Fall already, it soon will be.  And for those of you who enjoy your gardens like we do at the Hummingbird Inn, a Lexington VA area bed and breakfast, Fall means one thing….BULBS! Recognize this?  Its a Fall gardener’s best friend for creating color in Spring. So we got to thinking.  What if [...]

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Remember Summer

Off and on the weather is cooling as we exit summer and look forward to another beautiful Shenandoah Valley Fall at the Hummingbird Inn, a Lexington VA area bed and breakfast in Goshen, Va.  So what could you have done this summer?  Enjoyed the outdoor festivals and local music   Or taken a drive on [...]

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Garth Newal Center Weekend Events

Have you ever wondered….. why one violin costs $10 million and another costs $100?  Or why a Stradivarius violin has come to symbolize the epitome of artistic craftsmanship?  Or how the unique construction of the cello results in its rich sound? If so, come to both Musical Icebreakers this weekend where all of these questions [...]

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Extreme Birdhouse Make-over

Do you recall the contest we had at the Hummingbird Inn?  The Bird House Painting?  Well, our winner, Barbara Westhoff,  ventured to the Lexington, VA area on a recent trip East, proceeded to transform a bird house into a thing of wonder.  And she did it with buttons!!! It was during that recent hot spell, [...]

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Garden of the Unknown Bulbs

Some time back, we planted several hundred bulbs in a raised bed at the Hummingbird Inn near Lexington VA.  Unfortunately we failed to identify the plants, and just had to wait.  Well the wait is over!  Gladiolas!  Oh My!  And then some.  Not sure what else is coming out of the ground, but it sure [...]

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Big Rigs in Lexington

Shell Rotella Big Rigs in Lexington VA

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Hummingbird Inn Garden

Well, there was a break in the Lexington VA area weather today…read that as no rain…and Patty and I took a little walk around the Hummingbird Inn grounds just to see how mother nature was growing.  And it just seems to get better everytime we look!       We are cutting these flowers for the rooms, [...]

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Shenandoah Valley Outing from the Hummingbird Inn near Lexington VA

A short weekend outing from the Hummingbird Inn, nearer to Lexington VA than our destination…which was the Green Valley BOOK FAIR…and I do mean a fair for books. Held several times a year, just off I81 at Exit 240, this is an event not to be missed if you read..books…all subjects, current titles, paperback and [...]

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Lexington VA area happenings

Couple of things happening in the Lexington VA area this weekend, that might strike your fancy. First, the 20th Anniversary Local Colors Festival is Saturday, May 15, at Elmwood Park in Roanoake.  Ninety-four cultures and nations will be represented with activities for all.  Check it out  www.localcolors.com Next on the list is the New Market [...]

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Mother's Day in Lexington VA

What with Patty’s children all on the other coast, we thought it would be nice to spend the day with at a celebration for all mothers.  EarthArt.  Earthart – Mother’s Day 2010 Lexington VA  Held at Boxerwood Gardens   in Lexington VA, a pleasant Sunday drive into town from the Hummingbird Inn.    Spread out over 30 [...]

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