Lancaster County soil is the richest non-irrigated soil in the country. That’s why everyone grows flowers! When we moved to the inn, the only flowers were on the lilac bushes. Now, after eighteen years of planting and growing – and friends sharing their flowers with us – our beds are established,mature, and…some might say overlfowing.

We are also blessed to have so many local small nurseries – they carry everything from the common red geranium to plants usually only available by mail order. Whether it is a small Amish greenhouse or a large-scale commerical nursery that grows tens of thousands of mums every year, we know them all! So be sure an ask for our favorite nursery list.

In bloom right now (*) in our flower gardens:

  • Abutilon
  • Allium
  • Amsonia
  • Asters
  • Anenome
  • Arum Italicum Pictum *
  • Azalea
  • Baby’s Breath *
  • Bear Claw *
  • Beard’s Tongue
  • Beauty Berry *
  • Begonias *
  • Bee Balm *
  • Black Eyed Susans *
  • Black Panther
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Bloodroot *
  • Blue Thistle *
  • Bridal Veil
  • Brunnera *
  • Butterfly Bushes *
  • Calla Lillies *
  • Calibrachoa *
  • Camassia
  • Campanula *
  • Candytuft
  • Catmint *
  • Centura
  • Coneflower *
  • Confederate Violets
  • Coreopsis *
  • Crepe Myrtle
  • Creeping Phlox
  • Crocuses
  • Crown Imperial Lily
  • Daffodils
  • Daisies *
  • Day LIlies *
  • Delphinium
  • Diamond Frost *
  • Epimedium
  • Evening Primrose
  • False Indigo
  • Fever Few *
  • Firebush
  • Flowering Cherry Tree
  • Flowering Crab
  • Flowering Peach Tree
  • Flowering Pear Trees
  • Flax
  • Forsythia
  • Forget-me-not
  • Foxglove
  • French Lilac Bush
  • Frittillaria
  • Gallardia *
  • Geramiums *
  • German Bearded Irises
  • Gerber Daisies *
  • Glory of the Snow
  • Grape Hyacinths
  • Helebores *
  • Heliopsis *
  • Heliotrope *
  • Herman’s Pride
  • Hibiscus
  • Holly
  • Hollyhocks *
  • Honeysuckle *
  • Hydrangeas *
  • Hyacinth Vine Lesser Celandine *
  • Hyacinths
  • Icelandic Poppies
  • Impatiens *
  • Irises
  • Japanese Honeysuckle *
  • Japanese Irises
  • Japanese Snowball
  • Jack in the Pulpit
  • Johnny Jump-ups *
  • Jupiter’s Beard
  • Lantana *
  • Larkspur *
  • Lavender *
  • Lilac Bushes
  • Lillies *
  • Lily oft the Valley
  • Lisianthus *
  • Lithospermum
  • Love-in-a-Mist
  • May Apples
  • Miniature Daffodils
  • Miniature Iris
  • Morning Glories *
  • Mountain Pink
  • Mums
  • Nasturtiums*
  • Nemesia *
  • Obedience Flower *
  • Ornamental Black Pepper
  • Oxallis *
  • Pansies *
  • Passion Vine *
  • Penstemon
  • Peonies
  • Perennial Geranium *
  • Petunias *
  • Phlox *
  • Plumbago *
  • Plume Poppy *
  • Poppies
  • Rhododendrum
  • Rose of Sharon *
  • Roses *
  • Salvia *
  • Scilla
  • Scotch Broom
  • Shasta Daisies *
  • Snow in Summer
  • Splenden’s Fire
  • Solomon’s Seal
  • Speedwell *
  • Spiderwort *
  • Spirea
  • Spurge *
  • Star Magnolia
  • Summer Primrose
  • Sweet Pea *
  • Sweet Woodruff
  • Tickseed *
  • Trillium
  • Tulips
  • Veronica
  • Violas
  • Violets
  • Vinca Vine *
  • Virginia Bluebells
  • Weeping Cherry
  • Weilgelia *
  • Windflowers
  • Winterberry
  • Wisteria
  • Woodland Phlox

and assorted other flowers that I’ve long forgotten!

Growing in our Bed and Breakfast Herb Garden:

  • Basil (6 different kinds)
  • Bronze Fennel
  • Catnip for the furries *
  • Cilantro
  • Chives *
  • Orange Mint
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Dill
  • French Tarragon *
  • Lemon Balm *
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano (3 different kinds)
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Spearmint
  • Stevia
  • Sweet Annie
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes (3 different heirloom)

You are as welcome as the month of May!