Happy June, everyone! Life has been full and busy, which has lead me to get behind on posting. But, have no fear, I have been very busy preparing my gardens now, so I can relax and enjoy the summer time, and blog about them!
I wanted to take a minute and write about my travels this year. In April, our little family went on a spring break trip to Montana. Yes, you heard it right, Montana. We stayed in Kalispell, Montana and visited Glacier National Park where we did some exploring and wandering. We also did some hiking in Lone Pine State Park. I really recommend trying to make this a future trip for anyone. In fact, we didn’t get to see it all due to the snow, and plan on visiting again.
Now, while most people went South to Florida, or the Carolinas, we decided to head out West, where in fact it was snowing while we were out there. But, it was definitely worth it!
So, I thought I would give you a little background on gardening in Montana, and what a great destination this is to travel to yourself some day!
- Hardiness Zone(s): Zone 5a, primary, but go to the mountains close by and it’s one 3a.
- Since it’s the Northern Rockies, you would have to wait a tad longer to start planting fruits, veggies and plants. Average time to put things in the ground is June-July.
- The flora and fauna in the alpine environment is amazing. I took a lot of pictures of stuff you just don’t find around Buffalo!
So, I thought I would give you a glimpse of our trip and introduce you to some new-to-me botanicals that you only find in the mountains. I love going to different regions of the country and learning about not only the vegetation and wildlife, but the culture as well.
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Fabulous photos! What a gorgeous place. I remember seeing your photos on Instagram. From hot and steamy Florida that really looks like a dream place to visit right now! Hope your garden is growing well and your seeds came up ok.
Glacier NP is one of my favorite places to hike. Beautiful lichen macro. Can’t take a bad pic there, ya know.
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We loved it and want to go again! Next time we go, it will be in the fall!
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