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.
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 ››
I've heard sedum referred to as the workhorse of the garden. They are described as hardy and low maintenance, attractive to butterflies, easy to grow, long lived, and tolerant of heat, drought, salt, and poor soils. The good news is, it's all true! Add … Continue Reading ››
With the shorter days and longer shadows of autumn, come masses of blooming asters. Their daisy style flowers emerge in dense mounds of vivid pink, purple, blue or white with bright yellow centers. They cheerfully brighten our late season … Continue Reading ››
Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips', also known as Turtlehead, is a native cultivar favored for its long bloom in late summer and fall. The compact spikes of rosy-pink turtlehead flowers resemble just that. A turtle's head with … Continue Reading ››
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