Flowers & Thyme Bed and Breakfast

238 Strasburg Pike, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602
Innkeeper(s): Don & Ruth Harnish

Inspiring Gardens from Monticello 24 Jul 2015, 4:00 am

Recently I had the opportunity to tour the home and grounds of our third President, Thomas Jefferson, at Monticello in Virginia. Monticello was a plantation of 5,000 acres and Jefferson experimented with many plants, trees, flowers, fruit trees, and vegetables. Jefferson designed and planted his oval shaped flower beds in 1808 around the four corners of his house.  He loved the informal style of

USGA Meets Lancaster, PA 17 Jul 2015, 8:08 am

Thanks to the Women's USGA Tournament coming to Lancaster early July, more national and international people are now aware of this treasure we call "home". Lancaster is not only home to the Lancaster Country Club where the Open was played, but is home to many other private and public golf courses. There are a variety of different levels of playing experiences from the beginner to the

How I Convinced My Husband to Love Zucchini! 10 Jul 2015, 9:05 am

Earlier this Spring, my daughter and I planted a small garden with tomato and pepper plants.  We also purchased some "squash" plants from the neighbor boy who grew the plants from seed.  Not sure what type of squash we would produce, we planted them and waited for the results.  We now have both yellow squash and green zucchini in abundant supply from our garden.  Since I love to try new

Fourth of July in Lancaster 1 Jul 2015, 7:29 am

Join the fun in Lancaster County during the July 4th holiday weekend! There are a number of venues for watching fireworks and other activities in the area for you to enjoy.  Below is a brief listing of some of the events for you and your family to participate and see. Friday, July 3 Lititz:  Patriotic Parade at 6:30 PM.  Starts on West Lincoln Avenue and continues to Lititz Springs Park

A Visit to Root's Market 26 Jun 2015, 7:11 am

This past Tuesday my daughter and I traveled to Manheim to experience Root's Country Market.  It had been YEARS since I shopped at Root's, but I thought it would be a fun mother/daughter experience!  Root's Market is only twelve miles from the Bed and Breakfast so it is a great option for purchasing fresh produce, baked goods, meats, flowers, and even craft items. Root's Auction was started in

Flowers in Bloom! 18 Jun 2015, 6:19 pm

Walking around our flower gardens at the Bed and Breakfast is a walk filled with splendor and color. The pink poppies are starting to show their vibrant colors as well as the purple larkspur that have popped up over the gardens.  The lavender plant is putting on its display and nearby the white calla lily in all of its purity and the gorgeous purple lisianthus is starting to bloom.   As

Who Needs New York City for Broadway Shows? 12 Jun 2015, 4:05 am

Lancaster County is home to many theatres - take your pick from musical, dramatic, or comedy shows!   Two shows we recently had the pleasure of seeing were at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre and Sight & Sound Theatre. At the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Broadway-style shows are performed and a American cuisine buffet is part of the package prior to the show.  The buffet includes a salad bar, hot

Lancaster County Strawberry Season 3 Jun 2015, 5:43 am

The Lancaster area is bursting with the first-fruits of the strawberry crop that is well underway now due to the warm 80 degree weather that has prompted the berries arrival. You can drive the scenic rural roads and see signs for berries already picked or you can also pick your own in a few places.  There are several varieties available, but aside from that, most all the berries

Day Trip to Strasburg 28 May 2015, 11:29 am

The town of Strasburg is a quaint town located a few miles away from the heart of Lancaster City and Flowers & Thyme Bed and Breakfast.  Strasburg is a small town surrounded by Lancaster County farmland but filled with activities for locals and tourists to experience- whether as an entire day trip or a few free hours in the morning or afternoon. A couple times throughout the year, a famous

Rhubarb - The Pie Plant 22 May 2015, 3:55 am

One of the Spring rituals I recall growing up was chopping the celerylike stalks of rhubarb from the garden.  Rhubarb is typically quite tart and usually requires a form of sweetener.  The natural sweetness of strawberries allows for less sugar to be added so many recipes pair these two together. Rhubarb is most remembered for its delicious pies such as Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.  However, this

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