Stargazing with Oriental Lilies

Oriental Lily, Lilium 'Hotline'
This time each summer, our midnight sky is streaked with the illuminant beauty of the Perseid meteor shower. Coincidentally, the aptly named Stargazer Lily also reaches its peak. Its large, extremely fragrant, fuchsia pink and white flowers come into … Continue Reading ››

Hydrangeas are in Bloom

Limelight Hydrangea Tree
Hydrangeas are in bloom all across southern Minnesota with many varieties that are still yet to bloom within the next six weeks! I love hydrangeas for many reasons.  Hydrangeas display large, lush blossoms that last for anywhere from four weeks to twelve … Continue Reading ››

Tickseed, Coreopsis ‘Early Sunrise’

Coreopsis 'Early Sunrise' Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.
Summer is in full swing, and so are summer flowering perennials like coreopsis (tickseed). Coreopsis has long been a favorite of mine. Their cheerful, bright golden flowers shine like the sun, recalling fond memories of … Continue Reading ››

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