My day trip today with two friends started out at a place where Connie "Far Side" and I have talked about going, and haven't gotten there yet. I met my two friends at the "Living Legacy Gardens" at Staples MN.
The gardens are beautiful, but most of the flowers are done or on the down side of pretty. Next year Connie and I will have to make that road trip and go just a little earlier in the year. The grounds are still beautiful tho.
There were some hostas still flowering, but most of them were done. I think I have at least one of each of the hosta plants that was there.There were names for most of the plants on stakes in front of the plants, but there was one without a sign that we didn't know what it was. A close up picture and then picture of the whole plant. It kind of looked like sedum, but not sure. I have never seen this plant before. It was taller than we were.
There were several areas for sitting and there were some volunteers there building a couple more arbors.
Wish my garden looked as nice. Sure takes a lot of work to keep this garden so nice.
Then before we got through the whole garden my batteries died in my camera!!!!!!!!!! And I'd left all my new extra batteries home. Couldn't believe I did that. So my good intentions of taking pictures of the 4 quilt shops we went to today died too! I was kind of mad at myself! But, I did get some new quilting kits, but haven't taken them out of the bag yet. Will show you as I make things up. I have a LOT of sewing to do! We ate lunch out today at "Up North" in Brainerd, and celebrated Jackie's birthday with the 3 of us sharing a triple chocolate piece of cake. It was quite big, so divided it 3 ways it was still a generous piece to eat. We all got our chocolate fix! Now to get some other book work done before "hitting the hay" (going to bed!). More later, jo