Walking the Northshore of Lake Superior I have encounter plants that look like a bowl of salad from it’s rosette of basal leaves. Heuchera richardsonii (Prairie Alumroot) is a tough native plant of not only Minnesota but ranges form Michigan down to Oklahoma and over to Montana. BeRead More
Every year Patone Color Institute selects a ‘Color of the Year’. 2019 color is Living Coral. Coming up with a few plant selections in Living Coral proved to be a little bit of a challenge, especially zone 4 or colder plants.
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Soon spring will finally arrive in Minnesota after a very long winter. The warmer and longer days trigger spring flowers to reawaken. One of my favorite spring flowers are tulips but the dutch hybrid varieties are either dug up before emerging or buds are nipped by deer just as theRead More
Every year Patone Color Institute selects a ‘Color of the Year’. 2018 color is Ultra Violet. The following are a few selections in bringing Ultra Violet into your landscape.
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, says: ‘We are living in a time thaRead More
Every spring I head to the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to see the alley of crocus located by the Grace B. Dayton Wildflower Garden. Crocus flowers with their array of colors is just what the soul needs after a long monochrome winter. They are also an early source oRead More