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.
Ok, enough negativity! … Continue Reading ››
Periwinkle is the Pantone color of the year, so let’s celebrate it! Well, it’s specifically PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, but the plants don’t know they’re supposed to perfectly match a color swatch, so we’ll get as close as we can.
Blue Wave petunias, verbena, lavender, and salvia are great for season-long color and include … 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 ››
It’s National Pollinator Month, and that means it's time to celebrate all things winged and crawling with a perennial pollinator garden!
The plants we choose for a pollinator garden and the practices we employ make a huge difference. Choosing nectar rich plants, native plants, host/habitat plants, and opting for low … Continue Reading ››
Gardening season is in full swing, and designing annual containers is one of our favorite creative gardening endeavors! There are so many beautiful annuals to play with that we could fill hundreds of pages- but what about perennials that are great for containers? Using perennials for container gardening expands gardeners' choices ever further, … Continue Reading ››