• Road Trip ~ Lancaster County Greenhouses

    Posted on May 15, 2015 by in Field Trip, Recycled and repurposed items as garden art, Things that inspire me in the garden

     Spring is now officially here, because my friend and I have made the first trek to our favorite Lancaster County greenhouses in Kirkwood, Pennsylvania.

    We started out at Lone Pine Nursery, which is Amish-owned and operated, on a family farm. Not only do you find wonderful plants at bargain prices, the ladies of the family are exceptionally friendly and helpful. They will create lovely hanging baskets with plants of your choosing as you stroll through the greenhouses.

    For wonderful herbs, vegetable starts, annuals, houseplants, hanging baskets and some perennials (like their gorgeous Lupines), Lone Pine has become our first stop. It isn’t large, but the service and farm scenes are such a treat for us former country girls.

    Then it’s on to Groff’s Plant Farm, which is also family-owned and operated. If you can’t find it at Groff’s, you probably don’t need it! Greenhouses galore plus row upon row of outside tables filled with seasonal selections for shade and sun and in-between. There’s always something new, whether it’s the latest plant variety or whimsical handcrafted garden accents. After filling a wagon or two, enjoy sipping ice water and some friendly chit-chat while checking out.

    As always, the car is filled to the brim before we knew it. Time to plant our finds and plan for our next visit!

     

     

    irst Stop ~ Lone Pine Nursery http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Hold On To Your HAT! First Stop ~ Lone Pine Nursery!

    Salad Bowl Container Plantings http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Salad Bowl Container Plantings

    Colorful Lupines at Lone Pine Nursery http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Colorful Lupines at Lone Pine Nursery

    Greenhouses filled with plants of every kind! http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Greenhouses filled with plants of every kind!

    Noontime Rest http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Noontime Rest

    Dairy Cows In the Yard http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Dairy Cows In the Yard

    Perennials For Sale! http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Perennials For Sale!

    Succulent Bowl http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Succulent Bowl

    Hay Mowing Time http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Hay Mowing Time

    Stopping by Amish farmstands for fresh brown eggs, shoo fly pie and strawberries on the way to Groff's Plant Farm!

    Stopping by Amish farmstands for fresh brown eggs, shoo fly pie and strawberries on the way to Groff’s Plant Farm!

    Never enough Rosemary! Barb Rosen at Groff's Plant Farm http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Never enough Rosemary! Barb Rosen at Groff’s Plant Farm

    Buy small starts or gallon pots! Groff's has an amazing variety of annuals, perennials and shrubs.

    Buy small starts or gallon pots! Groff’s has an amazing variety of annuals, perennials and shrubs.

    Row after row of shade plants! Sun perennials and greenhouses galore to tempt you at Groff's Plant Farm!

    Row after row of shade plants! Sun perennials and greenhouses galore to tempt you at Groff’s Plant Farm!

    Hosta "Praying Hands" http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Hosta “Praying Hands”

    Green Roof Birdhouses For Sale! http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Green Roof Birdhouses For Sale!

    Measuring Cups and Spoons + Steamer Basket = Garden Accent http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Measuring Cups and Spoons + Steamer Basket = Garden Accent

    kitchen utensil windchime http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    kitchen utensil windchime

    Carved Gourds Display http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Carved Gourds Display

    Gourd birdhouses and feeders http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Gourd birdhouses and feeders

    Groff's even has a sand box if the kids get bored! http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Groff’s even has a sand box if the kids get bored!

    Room To Spare! http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Room To Spare!

    Driving down a country road. http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Driving down a country road.

    roadside stand http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    roadside stand

    Amish boys spreading manure. http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Amish boys spreading manure.

    Cows in the field as we start our drive home! http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/road-trip-lancaster-county-greenhouses/

    Cows in the field as we start our drive home!

     

     

6 Responses so far.

  1. Melissa says:

    Looks like a fine day! Hope you got a great selection of goodies.

  2. Patti says:

    So much fun Barb! I just went to my favorite nursery with my sisters and girlfriend yesterday and will be posting about it on Tuesday. Truly a favorite time of year. I’ll have to ask my husband if he ever heard of any of the ones you visited. He’s from York, PA. I’ll post this on FB for my Central PA family.

    • Barb says:

      So fun to go with friends and family on these little road trips, Patti! Hope you all bought something wonderful!I’ll look forward to seeing your finds!

  3. chris aka monkey says:

    wow did i enjoy this, moved from bucks county when i was in the 6th grade remember taking sunday drives to the amish country and buying plants thanks xx

    • Barb says:

      So glad this brought back some happy memories for you, Chris! It is like a step back in time traveling through the Amish farmlands. You must have loved it as a kid!

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