Category Archives: Fall Color

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 ››

When to prune?

Hydrangea pruning
Hydrangea pruning
The mild fall weather has brought an influx of pruning and trimming questions. I thought I might take a moment to share a few tips, reminders and how-to advice.  Without a doubt one of the most frequently asked pruning/trimming questions … Continue Reading ››

What’s Doing the Blooming? Witch-hazel

        A lovely late season surprise is the winter bloom of our North American native, Witch-hazel. In late autumn, as the green summer foliage of Witch-hazel begins to turn golden yellow, an exciting event is unfolding among its' branches. Bright yellow ribbons of lightly fragrant flowers are starting to bloom. … Continue Reading ››