Category Archives: Spring

It was a Long, Cold Spring. Be Patient with your Plants

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 ››

Fun Ways to Use Annuals

Annual season is finally here in Minnesota and we’re so excited for overflowing containers, colorful flower beds, and luscious hanging baskets! If you’re itching to get creative, annuals are a great way to experiment with new color and texture combinations. We carry a huge selection of Minnesota grown annuals to play with!

Here’s How … Continue Reading ››

Forsythia Welcomes Spring

Few plants herald spring as cheerfully as forsythia. Before the leaves show their faces, this shrub’s branches are covered in bright yellow flowers from top to bottom. As the flowers fade, the clean green foliage emerges and maintains nice color all summer.      

Varieties like the extremely hardy Meadowlark (10’ x 10’) and tough … Continue Reading ››

American Plum

At the intersection of edible landscaping and pollinator gardening, Prunus Americana is poised to please. The free-spirited gardener interested in creating a food forest and planting for pollinators will adore the American Plum. Likewise, this spring specimen works marvelously in more manicured gardens as long as regular pruning is performed.

The American Plum is … Continue Reading ››