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Mediterranean-Style Gardens: What is (Very) Old is New Again

It appears that European gardeners – even the English – discovered the allure of Mediterranean-style gardens last season. Now the trend is crossing “the pond” and will be making an ...Read More

The Terrace at Longwood Gardens: Dine Amidst Garden and Holiday Splendor

Longwood Gardens is filled with all the things that make the holidays special – festive trees, sparkling lights, magical water features, miniature trains, music, botanical splendor and opportunities for friends ...Read More

Looking Ahead to Spring

As gardening catalogues begin filling our mail and inboxes this month, we are motivated to think ahead to the spring planting season. Unfortunately, many of us will be faced with ...Read More

A Plant for All Seasons

“Are there any flowering shrubs I can grow under or at the edge of large deciduous trees?” is a familiar question I hear from long-time gardeners who have mature trees ...Read More

Hummingbirds!

Continuing last month’s column on attracting songbirds to the garden, the focus this month is on the special characteristics and needs of the enthralling Ruby-throated Hummingbird. There is not much that ...Read More

Garden Events Are Back!

It’s time to get gardening and fortunately, many time-honored events and tours are back to help you get started or inspired.  May 1  Lititz Historical Foundation Plant Exchange  Held in conjunction with the ...Read More

Attracting Birds to the Home Garden

Backyard birding has become America’s newest favorite hobby. For some, it’s a rediscovered pastime, while for others, it’s a newfound fascination. Regardless, birding – or birdwatching – provides people with ...Read More

Dig Into Some Gardening Books

It may be winter, but that doesn’t deter avid gardeners from finding a way to stay connected to the natural world. Many turn to books and spend the winter reading ...Read More

Ways to Help Honey Bees

Mild winters have been prompting honey bees to make an early appearance in our landscapes. When you’re adding new plants to your landscape this fall, be sure to include some ...Read More

A Break from the Headlines: Matt Barcaro’s Suburban Garden

As a news reporter and anchor for WGAL, Matt Barcaro’s job can be intense at times. From being on deadline to covering breaking stories, television news is a fast-paced, high-pressure ...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