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Ladies Venture Out To Amish Greenhouses

June 1st, 2014 by David Reeck


Ladies enjoying a great stay at Amil's Inn!

Ladies enjoying a great stay at Amil’s Inn!

Summer weather is finally here and it should be safe to plant all those vegetables and flowers.  This past week eight ladies from the Wisconsin/Minnesota made their annual trip to Amil’s Inn  to greenhouse (hop) at 21 possible Amish greenhouses.   It is so much fun to greenhouse (hop) when there are 5 greenhouses on one road! Each Amish greenhouse has their specialty with many plants, vegetables, herbs, seeds, perennials, planters, hanging baskets, trees and so much more.

Amil’s Inn favorite greenhouse is M & M Greenhouse located at 27920 Newport Road, Cashton, WI  54619.  The eight ladies favorite was Green Acres Greenhouse located at S1899 Sandhill Road, La Farge, WI  54639.

Stay at Amil’s Inn and take a day trip to find all those vegetable plants and beautiful flowers that your home needs.  It is so much fun.  Remember to pack light so you have room for all the plants that you will be taking back to your home.

We have the 2014 Amish Greenhouse map ready for you to plan your day’s travel.  It is still not too late to plan your 2014 visit to an Amish greenhouse since they will have plants until they are all sold out.  Selection may be limited but you will still get quality bedding plants at a good price.  Remember they are always closed on Sunday.

Hope to see you soon.

Icicles found at Amil’s Inn Bed and Breakfast

October 30th, 2013 by David Reeck

Icicles on our water fountain.  Time to put away for winter.

Icicles on our water fountain. Time to put away for winter.

We have been very busy trying to cover up all our beautiful flowers in the cool of the night.  This past evening the temperature dropped into the low 20’s.  As you can see our water fountain will have to be put away for the winter months.

The vegetable gardens have been tilled and the final harvest has been made of most of the garden vegetables.  The Lord has been so good to us again this year.  We have a trailer full of butternut and spaghetti squash.  We share with our guests, neighbors and the elderly that are in need.  The only thing that is still left in the garden to feast on before the holidays is carrots and brussels sprouts.

Oh…. I still have lemon balm to dry for winter tea.  This is a plant that produces so much.  It was given to me from an Amish friend (just 3 roots).  Ha! Ha!  We have to laugh because it is a plant that wants to take over the entire garden.  In the spring, we will till circles around it and only allow a 3 foot size area for this plant.  Lemon Balm is used not only for teas but also garnishing.

Well, I better sign off for now and get a nice simmering slow crock pot ready with chicken and dumplings so we can finish the fall clean up before Jack Frost comes and breaks our water hoses!

For those health enthusiasts, come and join us this weekend as the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail closes the tunnel doors for the winter months after the Rails to Trails Marathon which  will takes place Sunday, November 3, 2013.  The Rails to Trails Marathon consists of a full, Boston qualifier, marathon, half-marathon, 5K and 1 mile run. Visit for more information.

Flowers Are Coming To Life At Amil’s Inn

May 30th, 2012 by David Reeck

Lupines-one of the many varieties of flowers you will experience at Amil's Inn.

Spring time is always a very busy time at Amil’s Inn.  Your Innkeepers, Anita and David, enjoy making the grounds of Amil’s Inn as beautiful as possible for our guests to enjoy during their stay with us.  Not only will the guests have flower gardens to enjoy but also several vegetable gardens as well.

As you drive into Amil’s Inn one of the first gardens you will see will be the “heart” shaped flower garden which is outlined by a row of hostas and within the “heart” are many different varieties of perennials. The “heart” is to let people know that they will find warm hospitality during their stay at Amil’s  Inn as well as a reminder that Wilton is the “heart” of the Sparta-Elroy Bike Trail which is a great place to start their trek on the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail.  After you are parked and are ready to enter the Inn, you will be enjoying some perennials and annuals that are planted on both sides of the entrance sidewalk to the front door. 

After you are settled in our guests are welcome to walk the grounds to enjoy the vegetable gardens and other flower gardens.  Grassed walkways have been placed throughout the vegetable gardens so that the guests are able to observe our plantings more closely.  The only thing we ask is that if a weed says, “pull me” don’t hesitate to comply with their request!!!!

Your Innkeepers strive to make your visit to Amil’s Inn as simple, comfortable and cozy as possible and we trust that our flower and vegetable gardens will help you experience just that.  We hope to see you soon.

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