What’s Doing the Blooming? Bergenia

This week, I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite perennials for Minnesota! Bergenia is a long lived, low maintenance, vigorous plant that provides beauty all year long. Bergenia, also known as pig squeak, is a semi evergreen. So, after its foliage takes on a beautiful red color in the fall, it … Continue reading What’s Doing the Blooming? Bergenia

Evergreen and Semi-Evergreen Perennial Groundcovers

Not every Minnesota winter allows us to appreciate our evergreen and semi-evergreen perennial groundcovers like this one.  Many winters, they spend our dormant months fully blanketed by snow – out of sight and out of mind until the spring thaw.  In spring, they must compete for our attention with the vigorous and vibrant new growth of our herbaceous perennials, which are … Continue reading Evergreen and Semi-Evergreen Perennial Groundcovers

Plants for Fall

Heidi Brosseau from our retail staff submits the following blog: Feeling Fall – by Heidi Brosseau       School is in session.  Our spring is back in the company of teachers, crowded hallways, cafeterias, and library books.  Football practice has begun.  Plaid woolen blankets and stadium seat cushions are finding their way back into … Continue reading Plants for Fall