On Friday I travelled north with the ultimate destination of the Wisconsin Dells where I was participating in a conference (two presentations later in the afternoon) through Saturday. I stopped by to check out the Healing Garden at the Dean / St. Mary’s (SSM Health) just down the road from the gardens. I have visited in the past and remember when it was installed many years ago (5?). I was pleased to see the great consideration for late season interest with so many asters, ornamental grasses and some very nice seven-son flowers (Heptacodium miconioides) which are featured below. Janice, Cindy and Larry H. kept everything running smoothly with volunteers on Friday. My second stop, after viewing this beautiful healing garden, was Olbrich Botanical Gardens (Madison, WI) which was looking exceptional too.
really nice grouping of seven-son flower (Heptacodium miconioides) – large woody shrub / small tree (note labyrinth!)
beautyberry (Callicarpa sp.) – woody shrub