Category Archives: Perennials

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 ››

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 ››

Prickly Pear Cactus

Opuntia macrorhiza (Plains Prickly Pear)
Summer is here! So says the calendar, and so says our patch of Minnesota Native Cactus. Every year the Nursery's outstanding colony of prickly pear cactus announces the coming of summer by going all out with an abundant … Continue Reading ››