Garden Center Road Trip in Wisconsin
One of my first stops is The Flower Factory near Stoughton. My fellow plant nerds rave about this farm, which has more than 4,000 varieties of hardy perennials -- one of the largest selections in the Midwest.
I park beside a 100-year-old red barn and gape at row after row of plastic-covered hoop houses packed with garden treasures. Luckily, there's a map. A scale-model train (left) rolls along a track near a weathered shed, and a sandbox awaits children.