Category Archives: Gardens

Blog entries highlighting what is in bloom in our gardens

Backyard Visitors to our Garden

Last week a fawn was born in our neighborhood.  He laid under the neighbor’s board fence for most of the afternoon.  It is not unusual for the mother deer to leave new fawns unattended – even in town.  They are … Continue reading

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Serving Flowers for Breakfast?

Flowers aren’t just for the gardens at Hillcrest Hide-Away Bed and Breakfast.  Our guests enjoy blooming plants outdoors from early May through October.  Now that the chance for frost is nearly gone, we are serving flowers for breakfast too. We … Continue reading

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Blue Flags in our Garden

One of my favorite early season flowers are “Blue Flags”.  They are a member of the Iris Family that  grow to be around six inches tall. Blue Flags have a special memory for my family.  They used to grow along … Continue reading

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Fall Foliage Abounds in SE Minnesota

Glorious fall colors have arrived in the Root River Valley in South East Minnesota.   Plan a mid-week getaway at the Hillcrest Hide-Away B&B in Lanesboro to enjoy the collage of fall colors.  Read on to learn more. The colorful fall … Continue reading

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Raspberries In Season at Lanesboro, MN Bed and Breakfast

Our ever-bearing raspberries are well into their second season and the fruit is bountiful!  We have been featuring raspberries for breakfast at our Lanesboro, MN inn for the last 3 weeks. Today we served raspberries and bananas topped with dulce-de-leche.  … Continue reading

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Sweet and Savory Eggs For Breakfast

Carol (resident chef at Hillcrest Hide-Away Bed and Breakfast in Lanesboro, Minnesota) likes to alternate between sweet and savory entree’s for breakfast.  Some days when she can’t decide, Sweet and Savory Eggs fit the bill. Carol likes to use fresh … Continue reading

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Bed and Breakfast Garden Labyrinth

A year ago we installed a landscape labyrinth in our back yard.  My gardening rule of thumb is that it takes 3 years for perennials to get established.  As you can see from the photo, our labyrinth is ahead of … Continue reading

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Couple Announces Engagement in Lanesboro

Chad and Amy (pictured here) visited us on Memorial Day weekend.  They had a lovely alfresco dinner Sunday evening at the Old Village Hall in downtown Lanesboro. At breakfast, Amy announced that that Chad had “popped the question” the night … Continue reading

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Minnesota Tundra Swan Migration

Last week we took a day off and observed the  Tundra Swan migration near Brownsville, MN.  Brownsville, MN is located 10 miles south of LaCrescent, MN on MN state hwy 26.  The US Fish and Wildlife Services has created an … Continue reading

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Lanesboro Farmers Market – the harvest is in

Lanesboro has a lovely farmers market that operates on Wednesday afternoon and Saturday mornings. Local growers bring their produce – vegetables, mushrooms, organic meats, eggs, honey, cut flowers, herbs, apples, etc.  On Saturdays, local bakers share their baked goods and … Continue reading

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