Queen of all Colors

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Our Favorite Plants | No Comments

   “I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was black.” — Pierre-Auguste Renoir Ah, the colors of spring: dainty pink, baby blue, creamy yellow, and…black? Though black flowers may not seem to fit the whole pastel palette of the early garden, there’s no reason to wait until summer to enjoy their […]

Helle-rific Hellebores

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Media Event, Our Favorite Plants | No Comments

Like most gardeners, Linden Hill’s owner Jerry Fritz finds it tough to choose just one favorite plant. Narrow the category to perennials, though, and hybrid hellebores (Helleborus x hybridus) are always one of his top picks. Jerry’s been crazy about hellebores for decades, planting these cold-climate champions by the dozens, hundreds, and even thousands in […]

A-peeling Bark

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Garden Design | No Comments

Deciduous trees and shrubs have a lot to offer in the landscape, with features such as showy blooms, lovely leaves, bright berries, and fabulous fall color. One benefit that’s often overlooked is the beauty of their bark. Beyond the typical dark grays and deep browns, bark can add eye-catching color to gardens from late fall […]

Home-Grown Holiday Decor

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Garden Advice | No Comments

One of the wonderful things about having a garden in your life is that you always have fresh flowers on hand. Even if you don’t have a space specifically for cut flowers, there’s no reason you can’t snip a few blooms from your beds and borders for the occasional indoor arrangement or gift bouquet. With […]

Putting Your Garden to Bed

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Garden Advice | No Comments

To cut, or not to cut? That is the question we gardeners face around this time each year. There are good reasons to tackle garden cleanup in the fall, and other, equally good reasons to hold off until late winter.  Fall tends to be a lovely time to be outside, of course, so you can […]

Jerry’s Gems

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Our Favorite Plants | No Comments

At Linden Hill Gardens, we think all our plants are pretty special. But did you know that we have a space set aside for the very best of the best: an area we call “Jerry’s Gems”? It’s in a graveled area to the far left of the Greeting Barn, over by millstone table near the […]

Bringing in Butterflies

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Garden Design | No Comments

When you’re zipping past Linden Hill Gardens on Route 611 in Ottsville, PA, you’ve undoubtedly noticed our super-sized Long Border. At 300 feet long and over 20 feet wide, it’s hard to miss! We work hard to keep it filled with lots of color for passersby to enjoy, even at 55 miles an hour. It’s […]

Stone in the Garden

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Garden Design | No Comments

When you visit Linden Hill Gardens for the first time, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of cool plants and beautiful gardens. But when you take the time to really appreciate the design aspects — particularly the hardscaping — you’ll understand why owner Jerry Fritz is widely known as a landscape craftsman […]

New and Noteworthy at Linden Hill

If you haven’t yet been to Linden Hill Gardens this spring, you’re in for a big surprise. We have many exciting changes to share with you! New Days and Hours In 2017, Linden Hill will be open Saturdays and Sundays only, from 10am to 4pm. During the week, we’re concentrating on supporting Jerry and Evan’s […]

Matchmaking with Hellebores

  Whether you’re already addicted to growing hellebores or are considering them for the first time, you don’t want to miss: Linden Hill’s 15th Annual Hellebore Festival on April 1 and 2 (10am to 4pm) We’ll have a glorious abundance of blooming-size plants with wide selection of flower forms, colors, and markings, so you’re sure […]