Saturday, July 19, 2014

So far, so good.

This summer has been so mild and wet so far that the garden is doing great. And I'm not exhausted from watering!  We've enjoyed long bloom periods, and lots of time outside enjoying the cooler air. Here are a few of my favorite spots in my garden this year:

Saturday, July 12, 2014

St Cloud Hidden Gem

My family and I go up to St Cloud a couple times a year. We live about 40 minutes from the heart of St Cloud and find various reasons to go there, including shopping and dining. Recently my husband has decided that he is going back to school and will be attending Saint Cloud State University. We drove up one rare free late spring afternoon to get a feel for the university. My neighbors had told me about a wonderful free garden in St Cloud, but all of our visits there never suited a trip to the garden. Either it was raining or we had the dogs, so I never even bothered to look up where the garden was. So there we were driving around trying to figure out the university. We missed a turn and run across a bridge, marveling at the very full Mississippi river... Went to flip around and there was the garden. The rain had just stopped, so obviously I begged my husband to get out of the car with me and walk around and see everything we could see.
Just like I do, they had their succulents in the sun but under a roof we really do get too much rain for them here. 
How beautiful are the trees? And that's the Mississippi River...
I can't wait to go back and see the annual plantings all filled in.