CELEBRATING LANCASTER COUNTY'S PEOPLE, SCENERY,

HERITAGE, STYLE & POINT OF VIEW SINCE 1987.

Garden

The Story of Washington, D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms

Each spring, thousands of tourists flock to D.C. to see the famous cherry blossoms that encircle the Tidal Basin and line the National Mall. The story of their arrival is ...Read More

Spice It Up With Saffron

No doubt, you’ve seen the small packets of saffron at the checkouts of local supermarkets and specialty stores. I would also wager a guess that you have no idea what ...Read More

Preparing for a Season of Change

Despite the admonitions from the self-help gurus, we gardeners are rarely able to be “in the moment.” Instead, we are always looking at our borders and thinking ahead to the ...Read More

Terrace Potager Garden

When we moved into our home just outside of Akron, the side yard was beyond difficult to maintain. A steep thicket of weeds, the seemingly unusable hillside was an eyesore ...Read More

She Shed, He Shed

Kendra Herr has always loved old houses. Living on a farm was also a dream. She’s achieved those goals in her own way: Her Strasburg-area home, which is surrounded by ...Read More

Good Medicine

Pam Overly is convinced that gardening played a role in helping her overcome two serious health challenges. She also credits gardening for helping her to create a close bond with ...Read More

Gardens of Oz

When Dennis Denenberg moved to his Manheim Township home over 25 years ago, the yard was nothing but grass. Now, the entire acre is devoted to colorful flowers, luscious foliage ...Read More

Plants for a Changing Climate

You don’t need to have a villa in Greece to create the feel and advantages of Mediterranean-style gardening. In our seasonal climate, however, it will involve some experimenting and thoughtful ...Read More

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants

Isn’t it odd how green thumbs tend to be genetically predisposed in families? My sister and I trace our interest in gardening back to Grandma Starling, whose farmhouse in North ...Read More

Ramping Up for Spring

Often called “wild leeks,” ramps are delicate, cool-weather vegetables similar to chives or onions. This ephemeral plant is easily over-foraged, which has led to ramp patches – including a few ...Read More

The Story of Washington, D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms

Each spring, thousands of tourists flock to D.C. to see the famous cherry blossoms that encircle the Tidal Basin and

In Her Own Words

Looking for guidance or simply an interesting read? Turn to the blogs on Henrietta Heisler’s website for her observations on

It’s Flower Show Time!

One indication that spring is on our doorstep has always been the Philadelphia Flower Show, which is being held March

February 1992: The Boys From the Hill

In the world of magazines, some covers are unforgettable, while others pass on into oblivion. In the case of Lancaster

Marching Into Spring!

March reminds us that spring is on its way (it arrives on the 19th) but lets us know that winter

A Most Unusual Houseguest

Groundhog Day always makes me think back to 1990. For the February 1991 issue, we decided to do a take-off

Leaping Through February

Considering that February is the shortest month of the year – it grows to 29 days every four years, including

LCM’s Top 10 From 2023

It’s always interesting to look back and see what captured the attention of visitors to our website (lancastercountymag.com) during the