Edgewood Gardens in Exton offers the perfect environment for growing high-class snowdrops and other specialty plants, writes Adrian Higgins for The Washington Post.
To ensure his snowdrops open for the world to see their beauty, owner John Lonsdale sets his greenhouse in the 30s at night and the low 50s during the day.
“This is a typically English, cold greenhouse,” said Lonsdale.
Lonsdale was originally a microbiologist who came from England in the mid-1990s. He began a nursery for his own pleasure and raises bog plants, pasque flowers, hellebores, and many more, mostly from seed.
He has dozens of the preferred varieties, as well as hundreds of his own seedlings, with many still unnamed. Lonsdale uses his website to sell potted plants and dormant bulbs. He also offers them at plant sales along the East Coast in late winter and spring.
Read more about Edgewood Gardens in The Washington Post here.