The season is winding down and fall cleanup is imminent in many of our gardens. If you plan to cut your plants back for winter, make sure you do so thoughtfully. Many of our favorite landscape plants don't need a fall pruning. In fact, cutting them back might mean no flowers next year, … Continue Reading ››
Maples, serviceberries, and oaks are classics for their vibrant late season color, but don't stop at trees when planning your fall landscape. For a fall garden that glows from the ground up, plant some of our favorite perennials for fall color.
Perennials for Great Fall Color
Coral Bells and Foam Flowers Heucheras, Heucherellas, … Continue Reading ››
Whether you're interested in alleviating erosion in your yard or improving water quality in lakes and rivers, rain gardens are a worthy endeavor. Not only utilitarian, rain gardens add interest and beauty to your landscape and make a great conversation piece.
If you're curious about rain gardens but don't know where to start, we've … Continue Reading ››
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 ››
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 ››