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Monday, August 12, 2019

In the Garden

 Hello Friends,
The above garden is one of the gardens I helped design at the Teaching and Display Gardens with my Master Gardener Volunteer group.

The above is the Sunflower Patch that my friend Sheila and I designed.  Sheila's mom is our sweet model in the photo. 
We thought it would be fun to create a sunflower patch for families to take photos in among the sunflowers. The sunflowers are just starting to open in the photos.

This week we will be hosting our Twilight Garden Tour at the gardens.

 Annual Twilight Tour in the Teaching and Display Garden Tuesday, August 13, 4:00 to Twilight   Features guest speakers, demonstrations, displays, vegetable tastings

I also have two other garden events I will be attending and helping with this week.

So with all that this week I will be in the garden.. I will be back soon my friends.
Have a great week and come to the Twilight Tour if you are local or want to take a road trip to Wisconsin.

 Photo Opportunity in the Sunflower Patch

Say "Sunflower"

For more information about the Teaching and Display Gardens 

Visit the Teaching & Display Gardens


780 Orchard Lane
Spooner, WI  54801

Orchard Lane is located 1.5 miles east of Spooner on State Highway 70 or 1/2 mile west of Highways 70/53 interchange.
The Teaching and Display Gardens  are 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.

Open to the public for self-guided tours during day light hours seven days a week mid-May through mid-September.


  1. I love sunflowers and these photos are spectacular! What a pretty lady among the summery blooms! I just got my car fixed...it's a long story. I feel FREE now...just maybe not free enough to drive that far! heehee! If I do...I'll let you know! lol

  2. Carla, You are so right. That is a perfect photo spot. I love it. My daughter just sent me a photo pf her and her hubby in a sunflowers garden....but there was no place to sit, it is in the background. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

  3. I wish I could come! I love that you planted a sunflower garden for photos! I finally got to a sunflower field to do a photoshoot of my special model and the photos really are beautiful. There were so many families taking photos as well. It's such a busy garden time for you! I'm losing interest in mine (and watering them!) right now but my morning glories just started blooming so that makes me happy!

  4. This sunflower garden idea is brilliant! Finding sunflowers to pose with is not an easy thing! One usually has to tromp through a field, and it can be hard to get the tall sunflowers in the picture along with the people. I hope you have lots of fun with your events, I know you will!

  5. Gorgeous!! I love sunflowers! They have been sparse down here this year and the ones I have seen are unusually small! Hope you have a great day! Love and hugs!

  6. This looks like a lovely garden, and what a nice idea to have a sunflower patch. I love sunflowers.

  7. How lovely to be able to say that you helped to create such beauty. Your talents are a true gift and everyone who gets to share the view is so lucky. Enjoy the week, it sounds wonderful!!

  8. What a wonderful idea. I love this setting and I can imagine seeing a lovely newly wed couple posing for a wedding photo among the sunflowers. Your model is so lovely.
    Hugs, Julia

  9. Well, that is really special! Your model is lovely. :) What a fun project!

  10. Love late summer sunflowers! What a great idea, Carla!

  11. Hi Carla,
    The sunflower patch is beautiful. What a great photo opportunity for everyone. I love sunflowers. Good luck tonight with your evening garden party. I cannot wait to see a post on that. Have a great week sweet friend.

  12. I love the sunflower garden. Enjoy your upcoming garden events!

  13. What a great idea to create a place for family photos. Sunflowers are so cheerful. Hope your garden party was a lot of fun.

  14. Sunflowers are so lovely and something cheerful about them.
    That really is a perfect photo spot.

    All the best Jan

  15. I love the sunflower patch, what a great idea! I hope the Twilight Garden Tour was a success and that weather cooperated with you :)


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