buying pansies and other tales of just a little bit of spring

This week my friend Sara and I made the first trip of the season to Black Creek Greenhouses in East Earl, PA. (211 E. Black Creek Road, East Earl, PA 17519 (717) 445-5046)

Yes, it was a little early, but it was just one of those things where we wanted to see plants growing in greenhouses!

It was a lovely drive up and I have photos to go through which I will share. It was so nice to leave the fields of Tyvec wrapped McBoxes taking over Chester County and take in the fresh tilled fields and even a field full of little lambs!

Now some of the fields were a little “ripe” as they had been spread with manure but we didn’t mind- it smelled like spring. It was so nice to see the rolling fields and farmhouses.

Black Creek has amazing selections already. I bought a few plants (including some pansies), but mostly I got supplies. Gardening gloves, a new pair of pruning shears, the smelly lobster compost from Maine, twine, and so on.

Black Creek is a place we just love. Not only are the plants incredibly reasonably priced, but it’s one of those places that you can find the old-fashioned annuals and perennials you don’t see any place else. It’s also my favorite place to buy herb plants for my planting beds.

It was just so nice to see things growing! And I also got a Boston Fern for my family room!

If you go, they are not open on Sundays and they will be closed on Good Friday.

1 thought on “buying pansies and other tales of just a little bit of spring

  1. We enjoy visiting Black Rock Greenhouses too and also enjoy stopping at Conestoga Landscaping (I’m almost positive that’s their name) on the road before you turn right to Black Rock)! They have the largest selection of the most beautiful trees, plants and shrubbery… some that you can’t find anywhere else! They will also come and plant them for you for a fee!! Have fun and stop at both spots!!

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