If you are interested in touring gardens in Mahtomedi, Minnesota

We received this invitation from the Mahtomedi Garden Club:

Mahtomedi Garden Club’s
2012 Garden Tour

Sunday, June 24th 2012
Noon to 4pm rain or shine
Tickets $10 advance, $12 day of tour

Featuring Six Spectacular Gardens:

  • Wander the lovely landscaped grounds near a pond and stream bed
  • Stroll with the butterflies through beautifully terraced gardens that move from shade to sun
  • Meander on woodland paths to a pond and poolside paradise filled with perennial gardens and colorful annuals
  • Admire a work-of-art pergola covered with grape ivy and wisteria surrounded by amazing island beds 

Tickets may be purchased in advance

· At Lila and Claudine’s Yarn and Gifts in Mahtomedi
· At the Mahtomedi Farmers Market on June 23rd
· Online at www.mahtomedigardenclub.org 

Or on the day of the tour at Triangle Park across from Coffee Cottage in Mahtomedi (Mahtomedi Avenue and Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi)
Proceeds support gardening education and community beautification projects


The Circle tour became a line tour!!

Wanda, Mary C and Pam met at the High School parking lot at 8am. Since there were only the three of us, we decided to change the itinerary. We headed to St.Croix Falls, stopping at Janet's Perennials on the way. We found a lovely assortment to choose from and started out spree!

Next Was Abrahamson's.

The prices were great! We loaded up on annuals and perennials.

On our way to Sunshine Gardens we stopped first at a Garage sale where we bought hand made aprons for one dollar each!

Then, on to Treasure Alley concessional sale. Oh my, if we'd had more room in the car....

We stopped next at Chateau St. Croix Vineyard for their summer festival where we bought soap from Mary G, ate gyros and heard some great music.

Sunshine Gardens was a real treat. Mary got outfitted with plants for a water garden and Wanda and I made selections from a wide assortment of coral bells and other perennials. We refreshed ourselves with lemonade provided by Joann's daughter Erin. Thanks for taking the picture of us in our aprons Joann and thanks for the lemonade Erin!!

Home by 1:30--time to get some planting done.We had a great time!

The Central Burnett County Fair is July 12 - 14, Exhibit registration deadline June 22

Exhibit at the Fair

Webster Fairgrounds, Webster, WI
Thursday, July 12 to Saturday, July 14, 2012
Anyone school age and up can enter in the fair. Even Adults!
Baking, crafts, photography, animals, gardening, flowers, and much more!
It is a great way to show off your talents. Plus, there is prize money!!

For more information and to download a booklet and registration form go to:

Check out our little ad in the Grantsburg Chamber of Commerce newsletter

We are now official members of the Grantsburg Chamber of Commerce. The monthly newsletter includes a small (last minute) ad announcing us as new members. Check it out at:


Scroll down about one page worth. You should recognize the photo of the Grantsburg sign (with Georgianne weeding!) currently featured on the blog!!


The Circle Tour is ON!! Join us!

We are headed out on Saturday, early, on an 82 mile round trip shopping spree to greenhouses in North Branch, and St. Croix Falls.  We will visit Homestead Perennials  in North Branch first then take 95 to Saint Croix Falls and visit Abrahamson Nursery and Sunshine Gardens.  (Click on the name of the locations to get a link).

If we have time and are not too tired, we could stop at Chateau St Croix to say hello to Mary G and check out the Fete des Fleurs Art Festival on our way home! 

We will eat lunch  in St Croix Falls--bring your own lunch or eat out. 

Bring a hat and sun screen and a beverage and snack to keep your blood sugar up. I will bring a small cooler for beverages--we don't want to get dehydrated! 

Also, bring a few bucks to pitch in for gas.

If you can't make the 8 am carpool, meet us along the way!!  Check our location at 612 978 0234 
We should be to St Croix Falls by 10:30 or 11:00


Annual Plant Sale at our new location

We thank T-Dawg's at Gateway Mall in Grantsburg for letting us use their lawn and parking lot for our plant sale.

With the early spring, and possibly the new location, we saw less traffic than in past years but then we had fewer plants. Still, we declare the event a success. Thanks Kris for chairing the plant sale again this year!!

And many thanks to everyone who donated plants, potted plants, provided materials, transported plants, assisted with setup and tear down and to Becky, Tim, Nori, Jim, Mary C, Kris and Pam for manning the sale.

We had great weather and lots of fun. Jim and Nori, the pancakes and sausages you picked up for us at the Fireman's breakfast were terrific as promised!! 

You can find some of the left over plants at Pam's if you missed out on making your purchases!! Email, give a call or stop by and make your selections.

Sign planting when great thanks to the earlier cleanup!!

Thanks to everyone who showed up to plant the Grantsburg sign on Thursday. Becky said it was a breeze with all the great cleanup work we did earlier in the month!

Becky, do you have the weeding schedule?!!