Giant-Giant Coneflowers

I visited Mechanicsburg, PA in 2005 looking into the possibility of moving to the area.  I came across a flower sale that was nearly ending and bought a “Giant” Coneflower.  It was about 3 feet tall, but broke on the way back to Wellsboro.  I planted it and next season it came back.  We decided…

My rescue garden

Every gardener should have a place to either try new plants or rehab old one’s.  I love to go to Lowes or Home Depot, pick from their clearance areas and put these in the rescue garden for the next season.  I just picked up a couple of Blue Hill Salvia for a dollar each.  Of…

Golden Yellow Bearded Iris

These are a bulb I was given about 5-6 years ago and have moved at least 3 times.  They came from my cousin’s grandmother’s garden which I helped maintain as a teen – 40 some years ago.  They are in full bloom and looking beautiful…  Wish I has more of these beautys!

Bleeding Hearts Budding

It seems early, but my bleeding hearts are budding and look like they could open with just a couple of days worth of rain and sunshine. This is what they will look like in May:

Dave Pennypacker photo

Dave Pennypacker, a long time resident of Wellsboro, PA and one of Wellsboro’s true visionaries recently went to be with the Lord.  He will be missed by his friends and colleagues.  Never one to waste a photo, I took this picture of Dave to use the end of the roll.  Several years later, I found…