Boundary Waters Vacation

We spent 6 days in the Boundary Waters last week and had a wonderful time! The weather was perfect except for the first day when it got to 91 degrees! The forest fire was north of us, however, we did see and smell smoke.

Here at the nursery we always get asked, “Is that hardy here in Minnesota”.

Here are images of Yarrow and Joe Pye Weed and Blueberries. The weather conditions in the Boundary Waters during the winter are harsh to say the least, and no one is there to mulch or protect the plants. These plants thrive in the north and provide pleasure to those paddling along!

The trip was a great time – however we really worked at it. Over the six days with day trips and traveling, we saw 23 lakes and did 26 portages – the longest being 1 1/4 miles. The picture below is sunrise on Tuscarora Lake and it’s these experiences that we reflect on during the winter that keep us going back the next summer!

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