Mississippi garden writer and author Felder Rushing, visited Mercer in 2002 researching information for his book, Tough Plants for Northern Gardens. The above photograph shows the lush spring growth of a Japanese quince with red flowers and a yellow forsythia, both shrubs grow well in Mercer County. The historic Mercer County Courthouse is in the background.
Mercer County is revered for its scenic vistas, rolling hills, lakes and recreation areas, and its friendly small town community. Nestled between Erie and Pittsburgh, it borders Ohio, is 3 hours from Niagara Falls, and a day's drive to NYC.
This is a pictorial tribute, with a few words added here and there and with visits to surrounding areas.
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