Photo - The coolest thing happened today. Young Wyatt Hockman of Strasburg visited the Belle Grove garden to release the monarch butterflies he raised this summer. We have been planting more monarch friendly flowers in the garden so this was a great surprise. Attracting monarchs to our garden was the dream of one of our Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association colleagues Larry. He passed suddenly this summer and it touches our hearts to see these beautiful creatures alighting on flowers he planted. Thank you Wyatt and Tracy Ford!

The coolest thing happened today. Young Wyatt Hockman of Strasburg visited the Belle Grove garden to release the monarch butterflies he raised this summer. We have been planting more monarch …read more

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