The Gardener of the Owl Valley is one of my most favorite places in East York, PA. Since it is physically located down off of Owl Valley Road, one feels as if you are transposed to a time of singing birds, wildflowers, babbling creeks (Kreutz Creek) and simply, peace. The land "has been preserved for the benefit of future generations through the Farm and Natural Lands Trust of York County."
|Wood poppy (yellow) and May Apples|
|Large-Flowered Bellwort |
Saturday, BF, DD, and I went to the Garden...as spring is always spectacular in a woodland setting and the long awaited reopening had finally arrived. The weather was absolutely stunning with temperatures requiring a light jacket. No humidity. No bugs. Blue blue blue sky
Personal guided tours are available by request. We have been many to the Garden many times and happily went off tromping down the paths.
We saw 4 different kinds of trilliums, one remains un-named as it may be a cross-pollinated Trillium Erectum.
|Red or Purple Trillium|
or Stinking Benjamin
|Not known... maybe a cross-bred trillium??|
Mother Nature was showing her finery everywhere!
|Wild purple and white violets|
|Wood Poppy (yellow) and Foam Flower|
|Yellow trout lily |
| Dwarf Jacob’s ladder|
|May Apple unfurling with fruit|
If you had seen what damage Mother Nature can do after a flood, this is nothing short of miraculous!
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