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SQUIRE HOUSE IN AFTON, MINNESOTA

Our garden visitors have been wowed at the beauty of the plantings in the Squire House display gardens. Owner Martin Stern and his professional gardener staff maintain the formal, yet naturalistic look of the borders and beds. Owner Richard Meacock is the inspiration behind the beautiful annual container plantings around the premises and he creates a special look each year for the garden pool/fountain area. The pool is home to giant Koi fish and green frogs can be seen basking on the lilypads.

We love having our gardens to showcase creative perennial planting ideas for the northern climate and we value the incorporation of many native plants and plantings that benefit and attract insect pollinators and birds. Walk the paths and see the shaded woodland garden, the formal Kitchen Potager vegetable garden and the main perennial borders that change throughout the growing season from early spring through last frost. Find beauty and peace in our gardens at Squire House– located in the heart of Afton, Minnesota in the scenic St. Croix River Valley.

The gardens are open for your viewing enjoyment during regular shop hours. After hours tours and garden rentals can be made by special arrangement. The gardens are rented for weddings, club gatherings and special tours. Call us 651-436-8080 for more information or visit our website.
 
Eryngium in bloom July
IN THE GARDEN: Eryngium (Sea Holly) with thistle-like blue flowers

Beautiful flowers of Asiatic and Oriental Lilies
Asiatic Lily in the nursery
A PLANT WITH MANY NAMES
BOTANICAL: ACTAEA RACEMOSA (FORMERLY CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA)
COMMON: SNAKEROOT, BLACK COHOSH, BUGBANE
Cimicifuga
Actaea racemosa is flowering to the delight of all the bees in the neighborhood and its sweet scent fills the air. Visit soon to enjoy these amazing tall wand-like racemes of tiny flowers. This is a plant with many names. In recent years the genus 'Cimicifuga' was reclassified as 'Actaea'. Adding to the confusion are many common names: Snakeroot, Bugbane and Black Cohosh. Its roots and rhizomes were used by medicinally by Native Americans. Native to eastern North America, it grows in woodland habitats from Ontario to Georgia. The species looks great planted at the edge of a wooded glade or shady garden where it can achieve the full height (5 - 6 ft.). For the garden border, we recommend a smaller size cultivar.

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CR21 Road project Summer 2017 Afton Minnesota
AFTON, MINNESOTA HAS A NEW ROAD
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