A very special greenhouse and nursery by the name of Lurgans lies in Orrstown, Pennsylvania, approximately 50 miles away from where we live. And I love to go there!
You might say “50 miles just to go to a nursery, aren’t there any closer?” Oh yes, there are lots closer, but none nearly so special and so full of beautiful flowers as Lurgans. You could say it’s well known in these parts! Everyone that loves gardening loves Lurgans, myself included!
Every year in February, I make a trip to Lurgans, as many others do. In February they have big beautiful Boston ferns growing in their greenhouse. You can pick the ones you want, they tag them sold and for $10 they will continue to watch over and care for your fern until you return to get it in May. I say May, because I always wait until then to make sure the last freeze is over. Many others go in February to request a large custom made hanging basket of flowers. I have seen beautiful ones in May, all with sold signs, just waiting for their owners to pick them up.
So on this beautiful spring day, (it is still spring, right, even if our thermometer today has risen above 90 degrees) we headed off to Lurgans to pick up my ferns.
Lurgans is owned by, and everyone that works there, is either of the Amish or Mennonite faith. There are lots of hard working young men and women working in the nursery, with some older folks thrown in for good measure! I have to admit, going there makes me long for a simpler life.
Enough of my rambling on, now check out these gorgeous flowers! None of these pictures are the custom ones, these are just waiting for someone to choose them.
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Besides all of the beautiful sitting and hanging baskets of flowers, there are greenhouses full of flower flats so you can choose your own to take home and plant.
Some of the big Boston Ferns!
Not only flowers in the greenhouses, there are lots of bushes and trees outside.
My Boston ferns in their new home! These two ferns took up the entire bed of our truck, so flowers will be my next trip.
Do you have a local nursery that stands out from all the others?
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