Is there anything more quaint and nostalgic than a country garden? The image conjures up scenes from the past when America was a young and growing. Old fashioned flowers, heirloom vegetables, corn bins, and simple farm animals all come to mind.
I think this is the last post about my trip to Door County, Wisconsin where we took a side trip to The Farm in Sturgeon Bay. It was a pleasant surprise because I wasn’t expecting to see a country garden along with the goats, chickens, and cows.
My daughter’s hubby used to visit this farm on family vacations when he was just a kid. She wanted to keep the tradition alive with her own boys, so thus the venture to The Farm.
But what really captured my heart aside from the cute and cuddly animals, was the country garden with its heirloom flowers and vegetables.
Look at the dainty, colorful cosmos interspersed with the cabbage and vegetables. I always get gardening ideas when visiting places like this.
And seriously – these hollyhocks with potted marigolds just behind them. I love pink and orange paired in the garden. Pink is soft and sweet and a pop of orange adds just the right amount of excitement.
And then, of course, are the radiant sunflowers!
Every country garden needs a rustic wreath or other adornments. Last week I shared a rusty ice box at a garden nursery down the road from us. Isn’t this little garden gate just the sweetest?
Even the little corn crib was charming!
And what’s the point of a corn crib without a cornfield? Here’s some of the family gathered amidst the stalks.
There were a few more structures at the The Farm, like this adorable log cabin with flower boxes full of pink geraniums.
Even a rustic machine shed with an antique car nestled inside – along with a modern fire extinguisher!
But my favorite country garden feature was this rustic wagon with my grandson standing proudly in it. Our neighbors had one of these in their yard, but they took it with them when they sold the house and moved.
Back to the real reason we visited The Farm – the animals! The bigger goats were penned, but the baby goats were allowed to run free so we could pet them and even pick them up like a kitten.
Thanks for letting me share bits of my Door County, Wisconsin vacation with you. It was fun to relive the memories through my blog!