There are cool plants, and there are cool growing plants. Helleborus, also known as Lenten rose and hellebore, happens to be both. This outstanding perennial likes it cold, and emerges very early in the season to put on its show just when we winter weary gardeners need it most!
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The end of summer can be a morose time for gardeners in Minnesota. Our short growing season flies by in the blink of an eye and many of our favorites are finishing their display. If you don't have late season bloomers, looking around the garden can feel a bit, well, boring.
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Interested in gardening for pollinators? Plant some Minnesota native plants! Though many of our favorite introduced landscape plants are attractive to pollinators, native plants are considered the gold standard to support endangered species like our Minnesota state bee, the rusty-patched bumblebee.
Getting Started with Natives
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The hustle and bustle of spring has passed and our gardens are happily growing away. June is a great month to enjoy time outside in the fresh air and do a bit of garden maintenance. Here's our quick list of June garden tasks.
June Garden List
Weed the garden. Weed again. Keep weeding! Top up … Continue Reading ››
This year’s spring was a long, cold affair. The grey skies and cold rains had gardeners poised right on the edge of madness. We weren’t the only ones in a frustrating holding pattern. Our plants patiently waited for signs that it was safe to emerge from their winter slumber. And boy did we … Continue Reading ››