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A Garden Visit – Munsinger Gardens

My intent on Gingham Gardens is to share mostly my own gardens, but I love to visit others gardens and will share those on occasion. A few weeks ago I went on a little field trip (as we like to call it) with some girlfriends to Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Unfortunately, I did not bring along my good DSLR camera, so all I had was my iPhone to take pictures. If was an incredibly hot day, but we had a great time.

If you are interested, you can read more about Munsinger Gardens here and here. This post will be picture heavy with not many words, because the pictures speak for themselves.

I love this roly poly liatris. I’m not sure what variety it is but it seemed to be shorter and chunkier, kind of like me, and I really like it.

Liatris at Munsinger Gardens featured at Gingham Gardens

This butterfly likes it too. Lots of butterflies in the gardens, but difficult finding one resting long enough to take a picture.

Monarch at Munsinger Gardens featured at Gingham Gardens

I love the backdrop of the row of arborvitaes in the next set of pictures.Munsinger Gardens featured at Gingham Gardens Munsinger Gardens featured at Gingham Gardens Munsinger Gardens featured at Gingham Gardens Munsinger Gardens featured at Gingham Gardens Munsinger Gardens featured at Gingham Gardens

Notice the lovely brick paths. They were all through the sunny part of the gardens.

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There were also various arts and craft vendors at the gardens the day we visited, so it was a bit crowded, but I was still able to take a few pictures with no people in them. The sunny perennial areas were definitely my favorite and the flowers were putting on quite the show despite the heat the day we were there.

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My senses just get overloaded at the beauty, all I can do is just stop and stare, and try to take in all God’s beauty in his lovely creation of flowers.

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Here are some pictures of the shady area. We were a bit disappointed that the shady areas were not better tended too. Some of the areas were so weedy that I just didn’t enjoy them at all. The sunny parts of the gardens were pristine, so we couldn’t figure it out. At least the shady areas gave us a little reprieve from the heat.

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That’s it for our tour of Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud, Minnesota. If you ever have the opportunity to visit, just do it, you’ll be glad you did.

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Happy Gardening,

Joanna

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12 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this fabulous garden at Dishing It & Digging It. This garden is heavenly. I could spend hours wandering. Everything is so lush and green. Joanna, is there a way to make your comments larger. The font is tiny.

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I love touring gardens both large ones and small garden tours. I always look for them when we vacation as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  3. Oh my so much beauty here ; thank you for taking the time to take the photos and share! 🙂

    I am JUST starting to see a few monarch butterflies around this last week…

  4. What a wonderful surprise to see the Munsinger Gardens and Clemens Gardens on Foodie Friday. St Cloud is my old stomping grounds and we spent many sunny afternoons strolling through those garden paths. I even had my prom and wedding photos shot there at that very park.

    1. Oh how fun! We’re blessed in Minnesota to have lots of beautiful gardens to visit. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. I love to visit gardens … owwing and awwwing! The Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud, Minnesota look like a wonderful place to visit. The blooms are gorgeous … so many different sizes, shapes and colors … just what we all want! Ha! Thanks for letting me “armchair travel” into loveliness!

  6. Wow – my kind of place to visit! I just passed up on buying some liatris the other day and now I want it! It was a bit taller though and I’d like to find a shorter version like what you saw there. My coreopsis has been in full bloom like theirs- it really can look spectacular when used as a border. The shady garden looks inviting. Perhaps they’re short on help and the shade garden takes a back seat. There’s a lot of wonderful plants to admire in the garden beds- that’s for sure! Thank you for sharing!

    1. I love liatris, but so do the bunnies. It’s hard to get a good patch going because they start chomping on it right away. At my old place I had made up a bunch of cylinders out of fencing that worked really well. But since we moved, I haven’t been able to find them. Thanks for stopping by! See you at your place or mine again soon.

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