Berlin, OH - Events of Tuesday, May 24, 2016
On Tuesday, we drove about an hour to the northwest to the Ohio Station Outlet Mall in Lodi, Ohio, which is a little to the north of Wooster. The outlet mall has an SAS Shoe outlet, and Margery was looking for some new tennis shoes.
The recent stretch of cool, rainy weather was replaced with sunny weather and more seasonal temperatures, so we decided to take advantage of the nice weather and stop at Quailcrest Farm after we got Margery's shoes. Quailcrest is located about half way between the outlet mall and Wooster right on our way back to Scenic Hills. Quailcrest has an extensive greenhouse, a gift shop with garden-themed merchandise and nice demonstration gardens. We always enjoy looking around.
We started in the gardens, which are arranged more or less like islands of landscape beds amidst a large lawn area. The islands present views that vary when approached from different directions.
Perennials were just starting to bloom, and even though there were no large masses of color in the garden, there were pops of color here and there. The next photo shows examples of some of the perennials that were in bloom.
Colorful foliage, stone walls, fences and garden ornaments add interest to the garden.
There is also a formal herb garden with a wide variety of herbs. Note how the fence, the brick walkways, the trellis and the bench add structure and interest.
After strolling around the gardens, we headed to the greenhouse. Since it was the week before Memorial Day, they had a very good supply of hanging baskets, herbs, annuals and perennials. We didn't buy anything, but we always like to look.
From Quailcrest Farm, we headed back to the 5th wheel where we relaxed for the rest of the day. Lora, J. Michael and Lydia will be joining us at Scenic Hills in their travel trailer for the Memorial Day weekend. We'll tell you about our time with them in our next post.