Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Tin Can Cabin - Part I - Who Needs a Garden?

Marsh Mallow
We recently purchased a used Jayco travel trailer and took it to Swan Lake at Two Rivers Natural Wildlife Refuge in Illinois.  I'm going to give it a fabulous makeover and stay there as often as I possibly can. The wildflowers are absolutely beautiful so I have no need to plant a garden.
Orange Jewel Weed
 This Orange Jewel Weed looks like a little orchid - gorgeous!

Partridge Pea
 The Partridge Pea is an extremely beneficial plant for the quail, who eat the seeds.

Verbena-Like Wild Flower & Bee
I tried to capture the honey bee on this verbena-like plant that I could not find the name for. The bees call it yummy.

Yellow Wildflower
This beautiful yellow flower is either in the daisy or sunflower family, I'm not sure. If someone out there knows - please tell me.

I am thoroughly enjoying my new garden, planted by Mother Nature and no weeding necessary!

Thank you for visiting and visit my Pinterest page for lots of ideas on how to remodel a travel trailer.
The Tin Can Cabin on Pinterest


  1. Hi Linda, love the wildflowers. I think your yellow one is a member of the Aster family, but I don't know it's name. I can't wait to visit your page on Pinterest to see your tin can cabin. Have a great week!

    1. Thank you for visiting Laurie, and thank for the information on the Aster!

  2. There is a lot to be said for a garden that needs no weeding! I love the Marsh Mallow. How pretty! The yellow weed looks like a Helianthus daisy to me.
    The remodel sounds like it will be fun, but lots of work too. The wild garden will give you something to look at and admire during your coffee breaks.

    1. Here it is October, and I've done more coffee breaking than remodeling - but wow - being surrounding by nature is heavenly and the coffee tastes even better!

  3. Lucky you, having a Jayco trailer just in time for the end of summer. I'm super envious! I hope you take many happy camping trips in it.

    1. Now all I need is a truck that can pull it! LOL - thanks for stopping by Laurel.