The garden world is rife with unseen delights. Some are simply hidden, like the fat carroty roots of peonies that we marvel at only when forced to dig one out. Some are heard and not seen, like an unfamiliar bird call somewhere in the distance that leads to (sometimes hilarious) attempts to describe … Continue Reading ››
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 ››
Japanese Tree Lilacs are now in full bloom and putting on quite a show! Japanese Tree Lilacs are versatile and hardy ornamental trees that have very showy blossoms AND are among the most fragrant small trees that grow well in the upper Midwest.
Alkaline soils are a … Continue Reading ››