Searching for a new shade-tolerant annual? Crack the wishbone flower
accent plants / annuals / Container Gardens

Searching for a new shade-tolerant annual? Crack the wishbone flower

Shade is common among us plant lovers, especially those of us who adore and overplant trees and shrubs in our yards. Shade can be limiting, though, especially when it comes to infusing color and how many pots of impatiens and begonias can you plant, year after year, and remain enthused? So, I was excited to … Continue reading

Hello Dahlia! Don’t delay another day to discover this diva of the late summer/fall garden
accent plants / annuals / Container Gardens

Hello Dahlia! Don’t delay another day to discover this diva of the late summer/fall garden

I have found dahlias to be about as addictive as wasabi peas and chocolate covered almonds. Oh, I’ve always found them enchanting, to be sure, and have certainly swooned while visiting the dahlia test garden at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum — that little caged jewel box of delights. But, this is my first year of … Continue reading

accent plants / annuals / Container Gardens / spring flowers

Everyone needs a pansy or two at this time of year

The pansies have landed and are at your neighborhood nursery or garden center. Every northern gardener needs to treat their garden and themselves to a pot of pansies as early as possible in the spring. Particularly after the winter we have all just weathered. Pansies will take a little frost, which makes them the ideal harbinger of … Continue reading