About The River

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Twilight Garden Tour ~ 2018 ~

Twilight Garden Tour 

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells, and pretty maids all in a row.

North Country
Master Gardener Volunteer

2018 was my first year having a booth at our Twilight Garden Tour. My friend Cindy and I planted a Cut Flower Garden that was on display at our Teaching and Display Garden.

Click here for more about the Teaching and Display Gardens 

 Open to the public for self-guided tours during day light hours seven days a week mid-May through mid-September.  There are events throughout the growing season at the gardens.   The Teaching and Display Garden is a joint effort between the Spooner Agriculture Research Station, operated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Science, the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension and area UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.  

 During the Twilight Garden Tour we gave demonstrations on creating Garden Bouquets.
We gave away 10 bouquets during the evening.
It was a fun night creating, teaching and spending time in the garden.

 We also have taste testing of different varieties of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and more.

Salsa Tasting! This is a favorite!! 
We also have roasted veggies to try.
We have many demonstrations and speakers.

Mark your calendars for..
August 13th 2019 

I will be helping with this event with my other North Country Master Gardener friends.
We had our first meeting this past week. I will be having another demonstration garden and doing demonstrations and taste testing! 
I will give you a hint, it is not flowers. I do use these edibles in my bouquets.

Can you guess what I might be growing?

 Garden Activities for Cold Climates
pot up paper-whites, tulips and daffodils for indoor display.. just in time for Easter
start dreaming about Spring
draw out plans for our 2019 garden
start to make seed selections and place seed orders 


  1. Salsa tasting would be my favorite too! What could you be growing that's edible...mmmmm??

  2. I love going to outings like this. Birmingham always had "Pepper Place" during the spring/summer months. Vendors brought out flowers and vegetables along with "tastings" as well. They had chefs to do demonstrations...always so much fun and I enjoyed it immensely! Can't wait to see what you are growing!! Love and hugs!

  3. That sound like a fun event. I would like to taste the salsa and the roasted veggies. Too bad i don't live in your area. It looks like a well attended even that will grow more and more every year.
    Hugs, Julia

  4. Oh my salsa tasting and fresh pretty flowers how fun!!!!
    Hugs sweet friend,

  5. This looks like such fun! Each booth would have been a beautiful surprise. Can't wait to find out what your edibles will be,and maybe photos!

  6. Wish I had your green thumb! Best wishes for your 2019 garden!

  7. I love those early spring daffodils and narcissus. It looks like a wonderful time at your garden tour!

  8. Fun times! Your bouquets are awesome! Definitely something to look forward to. :)

  9. Sounds like a lot of fun! I use basil in my bouquets and rosemary. I don't know what would grow there, but I imagine they might? These two are great for our warm weather and grow all year round. Though the basil bolts, and it is not quite as sweet, but still fine. I like the one with the purple flowers. xoxo Su

  10. Sounds like a lovely event and I know you are looking forward to doing it again this year. Enjoy!

  11. Wow that sounds like my sort of event. Pity NZ is so far away. Have fun planning, August will be here before you know it.

  12. Such a fun event, I would love it :)

    All the best Jan

  13. How fun to be able to taste test! You have given me lots of spring filled thoughts today!


High Fives from Wisconsin!