This past weekend I visited several of the Quilt Gardens in Northern Indiana. The gardens are located in the towns of Elkhart, Middlebury, Shipshewana, Goshen, Nappanee and Wakarusa. The gardens are designed to look like quilt patterns and are planted with lots of flowers. The gardens have around 80,000 annual flowers that are planted to make up the designs.
The Center Diamond Quilt - This garden is 40 x 60 feet in size and contains 7,728 flowers. The flowers are white and pink Begonias, Marigolds and Lobelias. It took 7 people, 84 hours over two days to plant the garden.