peace garden tour pt. 2

Part 2 of the amazing International Peace Garden on the United States and Canadian boarder.  It straddles the 49th parallel, and the 25-acre formal garden's flowers is on the dividing line. The garden’s 2,339 acres include 888 acres in North Dakota and 1451 acres in Manitoba. The park plants over 150,000 flowers each year. So there is … Continue reading peace garden tour pt. 2

peace garden tour pt.1

international peace garden tour pt.1

I know summer is over…      we can certainly feel that winter is coming… I thought I’d share some photos from our summer adventure of visiting the International Peace Garden.     The International Peace Garden is at the heart and Centre of the Great Plains. The park is in North Dakota, USA and Manitoba, Canada.  It … Continue reading peace garden tour pt.1

easy garden tips: irises

Here in North Dakota, fall is peaking thru the summers haze and reminding us that “winter is coming”.  While I was enjoying the cooler temps walking in my yard, I remembered how my grandma used to teach me about gardening. One such lesson was on dividing Iris bulbs. Now I have to try and convey … Continue reading easy garden tips: irises

secret garden tour 2018

I'm back...    Summer is always a crazy time, traveling, gardening, painting projects, etc. So I've falling down in the blogging department. Well enough with the excuses...   on with the pretty pictures from the garden tour. What garden tour? The Secret Garden Tour hosted by Minot Symphony every summer.   This year I only got photos of … Continue reading secret garden tour 2018

forage friday: milkweed?

This Chump maybe stumped.... it's Forage Friday... I'm not 100% sure what plant this is.... I'm thinking it's a Milkweed. What is milkweed? Milkweed is named for its latex, a milky substance that comes out of the cut stems. Most species are toxic. Asclepias L., the milkweeds, is an American genus of herbaceous perennial, dicotyledonous … Continue reading forage friday: milkweed?