Flowers & Thyme Bed and Breakfast

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

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

World's Largest Chicken BBQ - May 16, 2015 14 May 2015, 12:30 pm

Who doesn't love a great meal of Chicken Barbecue and at the same time support a worthwhile organization? Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10-6 marks the 62nd annual barbecue. This huge event is held at Long's Park in Lancaster, PA and benefits Sertoma Club of Lancaster. Over 25,000 complete chicken dinners will be prepared!  You can either go to the Park and relax around the beauty of the lake

Making Your Own Patio Herb Garden 8 May 2015, 5:30 am

Fresh produce whether vegetables, fruits or herbs represents the seasons of Spring and Summer.  Growing up surrounded by the Lancaster County farmland, the start of Spring meant spending the weekends walking barefoot in the garden preparing the soil for flowers and planting seeds to grow all types of vegetables and herbs.  I gained this passion for gardening through my mother and grandmother

Herb and Garden Faire - May 8 & 9, 2015 1 May 2015, 4:28 am

What would Spring be like without shopping for new plants for your garden?  I plan to stop at the Herb & Garden Faire held at our local Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum.  This event began 28 years ago and now is one of the area's most popular horticultural events.  Drive about 15 minutes from our Flowers & Thyme Bed and Breakfast to the Garden Faire into the abundant varieties of

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