Mums are a long-time favorite for refreshing planters late in the season and providing fabulous fall color. Why stop at containers though? Planting Minnesota hardy mums in the garden expands the fall show far beyond the front porch.Minnesota Hardy Mum bud … Continue Reading ››
If you are looking for a hardy and versatile ornamental tree, then look no further than Hydrangea paniculata in tree form. Their large flower panicles emerge white or white with a lime green hue in July. … Continue Reading ››
Coneflowers (Echinacea) are the stars of the summer garden. It is almost impossible to take your eyes off of the masses of colorful flowers that stand in a long-lasting display. Their colorful petals are arranged around beautiful cones that show in orange, bronze, yellow, and green. Flowers come in an array of colors … Continue Reading ››
Under colorful blankets of blooms and tall inflorescenses, our plants' foliage can remain overlooked. This isn't entirely fair. Afterall, foliage faithfully absorbs light, makes food, breathes, and releases excess water for our plants. It is, in a word, essential.
Lucky for gardeners, foliage isn't only utilitarian, but also often beautiful. Why not celebrate leaves, … Continue Reading ››
The beauty of Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia) is hard to overstate. Reliable and quick to establish, these beautiful perennials attract birds, butterflies, and bees. The bright golden yellow flowers have black or brown centers and make a bold color statement in the garden from midsummer to fall.
Black-Eyed Susans are versatile when it comes to … Continue Reading ››