Plant exchange ‘leaves’ everyone happy

By on May 9, 2018


The Lititz Historical Foundation, in conjunction with the Lititz Garden Club, held its annual plant exchange on Sunday May 6.

Taking place at the foundation’s Mary Oehme Gardens, cloudy skies did not stop the masses as nearly 100 patrons of all ages came with plants in hand to be exchanged for new favorites.

Two ladies even travelled all the way from Pine Grove just to attend the event, spending the earlier part of the day enjoying the downtown.

Although April showers do indeed bring May flowers, often times rain (coupled with the cold weather) can delay the blooming of flowers here in Lancaster County. But this time, it worked to the foundation’s benefit as their “Moravian” or fern-leafed peonies were in full bloom the day of the plant exchange, which proved to be perfect timing and a rare treat for the event.

Representatives from the Lititz Garden Club had brochures and educational information on the monarch butterfly on display, and answered questions about the decrease of this insect.

The yearly event is always free and open to the public. Learns more at

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