Spring has arrived!
Well, it's almost May and Mother Nature just doesn't want to roll out of that warm bed she is hiding in. Old Man Winter hung around forever, right up to the end of April. All that snow and "April showers", sure should provide some well nourished, color-filled plants this year.
We start our garden off each year with hundreds of bright yellow Daffodils. They are the symbol of Hope and provide a beautiful sea of eye catching brightness to the Daylily beds that are just starting to stretch out their green leaves. The Daffodils are in peak bloom right now.
The Tulips are starting to bloom!
Next, we will have bright yellow Tulips, (the symbol of Love), to take us from the late April, hope-filled Daffodils into the early
"May flowers" time of year. We have several varieties, starting off with the bright Yellow with Red varieties; "Oxford Elite", Rembrandt Blend" and Bright Parrot", ending with the Yellow and Purple "Gavota" that will take us right into the Daylily season.
New Wizard of OZ Bed
We will also be working on developing two new themed, daylily beds this year. Our new "Wizard of Oz" bed will display starting with 8 varieties of Daylilies, all named for the classic movie "The Wizard of Oz" and Hybridized by Tim, Heather & Hans Herrington of Herrington Daylily Garden in Dublin, Georgia.
Our second new bed reminds us of the beauty, excitement and joy of "Christmas" all summer long. We are starting with 11 varieties of Daylilies, all named for the Christmas holiday.
This year we will have a stand at the historic Ephrata Whistle Stop Open Air Market and will kick off our formal events with the Herb and Garden Faire on May 8 & 9 www.landisvalleyherbfaire.org Check out our events page for more information on these events as well as our Bi-Monthly Open House Garden Tours.