Discovery Garden – Red Wing, Minn.

Photos from a recent Camera Work photopage at the PB. This little garden in Red Wing’s Colvill Park was a lovely, peaceful place to visit. I had no luck with humming birds or butterflies, but still enjoyed the colorful flowers.

University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Nancy Braschler, left, talks with Marilyn Mahoney, center, and Marilyn Swenson, both of Cannon Falls, during a Discovery Garden volunteer orientation at Red Wing’s Colvill Park. The Marilyns are volunteering to take care of the Lady Bug Garden section of the Discovery Garden once a month. The Lady Bug Garden features red and pink flowers.

University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Terry Yockey, left, speaks with Alexandria Eiynck, 4, and her mother Kate, as she examines some chives in the Fragrance Garden section of the Discovery Garden.

The Rainbow Garden section of Red Wing’s Discovery Garden features flowers representing a full spectrum of color.

Red Wing’s Discovery Garden, located in Colville Park along the Mississippi River, features eight different sections, including a Faerie Garden, Fragrance Garden, Cook’s Garden and Hummingbird/Butterfly Garden. The garden, which was completed in 2009, is a fitting compliment to its neighbor, the handicap accessible Universal Playground.

Pretty purple flowers

A pair of boxelder bugs are pictured.

Volunteer Bert Madtson, of Red Wing, works on weeding the Moon Garden section of the Discovery Garden. Madtson has volunteered to weed the Moon Garden once a month.

A honey bee pollinates flowers at Red Wing’s Discovery Garden.

Water droplets on a peony.

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