Spring in Pennsylvania

Dave’s parents keep a beautiful garden at their home in Western Pennsylvania. Certainly, their cold winters aren’t very conducive for orchids, but there’s no shortage of other stunning plants. We visited earlier this month, which was the perfect time to enjoy brilliant blooms and new spring growth.

Clematis flowersPeony flowerJapanese Painted Fern with Hosta leaves in background

With a great spring display, it’s easy to see why Mountain Laurel is Pennsylvania’s state flower. Its masses of bright pink buds look like pieces of candy, but then open into elegant white blooms. From another area of the garden, a mini conifer seems to float on a sea of pebbles.

Mountain Laurel flowers and budsMountain Laurel flowers and budsDwarf conifer

Variegated leaves provide color and interest, with or without flowers. Along with diverse hues and shapes, textures run the gamut. Lamb’s Ear sports incredibly soft leaves which feel as luxurious as a fine fabric.

Hakone grass, Solomon's Seal, and Hosta leavesWater drops on a leafLamb's Ear leaves and flowers

No garden is complete without an abundance of creatures. Dave snapped some great shots of hummingbirds visiting a feeder. Finally, another garden companion surveys his turf. We all enjoyed our time in this enchanting spring garden.

Male HummingbirdFemale HummingbirdChance enjoying the garden

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5 Comments on “Spring in Pennsylvania”

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