(Not) Gardening in Wisconsin

During our recent stay in Hayward Wisconsin, I was beyond walking distance to my front yard, backyard or church garden.  So I pulled all of the weeds out of the container in the yard of the cabin where we were staying and planted impatiens.

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They did great.

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On a slightly saner level, I also bought a boxwood basil plant, which I had never even heard of and thought was super cute.

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And a lemon thyme plant.  I grow a lemon thyme plant every year because I think it smells like lemonade.

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Sara made sure the herbs stayed watered all week.  I love that person.

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When I got the lemon thyme plant, I hand pruned it a bit and put the extra in with the impatiens in the container in the yard.  The thyme took root and grew around the flowers.  I can’t even explain how happy that made me.

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I also enjoyed the other flowers and plants we discovered…This one was in the yard of the cabin.

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This was a wildflower in the side yard of the cabin. Does anyone know what it is? Very pretty!

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There were beautiful container gardens and hanging flower pots EVERYWHERE in downtown Hayward…

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These flowers below were at Lumberjack Village. The container is a hollowed log – so pretty!

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This hanging basket was also at Lumberjack Village.

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Flowers near the entrance of Famous Dave’s…

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This white flower was in the container at Famous Dave’s.

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Another pretty flower in the same container. I also do not know this one!

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We saw these beautiful plants in a National Forest near Hayward…

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These tiny flowers – each was smaller than a dime – were growing near the Round Lake Marina.  I almost missed them!

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We rode  home with the basil and thyme and left the impatiens in the container at the cabin.

In my head, when the next visitors or the owner see the impatiens, they will jump like Charlie Brown did when he saw his newly redecorated Christmas tree and then break out in joyous song.

I hope at the very least they think “Well, that’s pretty,” or “What an odd thing for a visitor to do,” or something like that.

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2 Responses to “(Not) Gardening in Wisconsin”

  1. Alysia C says:

    Haha! That’s fun! And that tree is incredible!! Do you think the ground used to be up where those root/branches are?

  2. Thanks Alysia! Isn’t that a cool tree?? Yes, I bet there was ground there and it washed away and the tree survived. It looks really neat!

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