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 ››
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 ››
If you’re wanting a striking perennial that needs minimum care to produce maximum results, take a look at the False Indigo or Baptisia. Some also refer to this as "False Lupine". A sun to part sun perennial, it will mature to a size of approximately … Continue Reading ››