Saturday, May 21, 2011

Swiss Woods, crown of Lititz Gardens

MayEvery spring as the daffodils just take our breath away and then give way to the staggering variety of spring flowers and plants, I am just astounded at what all grows in the Swiss Woods gardens.  Today the early daylilys are blooming profusely, the rhododendrons are loaded down with the brightest pink and purple blooms, Jack in the pulpits in white and stunning dark purple, perennial orchids, and bright red poppys. The plentiful rain has only served to make everything more lush than usual. The iris are starting to bloom around the water garden and the birds are building nests in every available tree.

Do you recognize the plants at right? We have had guests ask if they are fake, garden art, statues. If you walk close to them their distinctive smell will tell you that they are every bit alive and growing. They, for lack of a better word... stink. After the black lily stage they turn into what some call an umbrella tree. It is called Devil's Tongue or the Umbrella Tree Plant. They are truly impressive.




There are still a few rooms available for Memorial Day weekend. Why not join us? There are many interesting and fun activities going on all over Lancaster County, or you can just soak up our wonderful peace and quiet.


Local Events.. just a smattering, there are far too many to list here
Flavor Fest at Mt Hope Estate and Winery, just a short 10 minutes from the Inn
Shows at the American Music Theater, Bill Cosby, Kelly Pickler, Dwight Yoakim and many more. 
Who goes Bare at the Rainbow Dinner Theater.  This dinner theater is always good for a laugh and a good time. 
Make plans now to visit us for a weekend in July and August for a wonderful picnic at Nissley Vineyard for their music in the park.