Category Archives: Landscaping


  Our plant spotlight today is a new perennial Lupine.   Lupines are colorful favorites in the spring and summer garden.  They can be used as accent plants with shrubs, or used in the back of a perennial garden.  They are a wonderful complement with irises, peonies, bellflowers and annuals.   Attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to their colorful stalks … Continue Reading ››

Sugar Maple – The King of the Shade Trees

Fall Sugar MaplesFor the October 18th Northfield News, Leif's article addressed the Sugar Maple.  This year has been about the best in recent memory for the myriad of colors that the sugar maples showed.  This picture here was taken on the St. Olaf College campus - … Continue Reading ››