Category Archives: Natives

Winterberry in Winter!

I’ve had a number of people reach out with questions about the plants with the bright red berries.  These are winterberry bushes, and they are excellent additions to our Minnesota landscape.  Winter is long here, plants that provide color and interest during the snowy and brown months are often overlooked in spring and … Continue Reading ››

Late Blooming Chelone, Turtlehead

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips' AKA: Pink Turtlehead

The aptly-named Turtlehead is a fall favorite! Not only do their beautiful blossoms resemble the shape of a turtle's head, but late-blooming Turtlehead  takes all season to come out of its shell. And it's worth the wait! … Continue Reading ››

Echinacea, Coneflower

Echinacea Pixie Meadowbrite™ 18-20" Tall x 24" Wide

When I talk about Coneflower or Echinacea, you might envision a dark, cone-centered flower with purple pink petals.  This hardy, North American native is popular planted en masse in a variety of settings.  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 ››