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September 18, 2014

 

bog plant

Bog Plants

Very few plants can tolerate standing water. Here are some that can.

August 15, 2013

 

black gamecock

Louisiana Iris ‘Black Gamecock’

Louisiana iris are easy to grow in the Midwest if you have good soil, moisture and space for them to spread.

February 14, 2013

 

iris reticulata

Iris Reticulata

The early-blooming Iris reticulata are the tiniest iris, and they bloom very early in the spring.

July 19, 2012

 

purple and white flowers

Color Combinations

My formula when choosing plants for my garden: focus on my three favorite colors, plus or minus white.

June 7, 2012

 

Bee balm/Mondarda

Plants We Collect

Necessity is indeed the mother of invention, and circumstances shape our preferences and thus our plant collections.

January 5, 2012

 

bulb

Underground Storage

Each fall we plant our bulbs for spring bloom...

October 27, 2011

 

iris

Fall Divisions: A Good Time To Fill In The Blanks

Survey your garden and try to imagine it in spring and summer, and identify dead spots and relocate new perennial divisions to those.

May 20, 2010

 

Lilla_iris_randers

Listening to the Iris

In the Midwest, May is the month when our bearded iris bloom, and they are often combined in beds with the multi-petaled peony, another May-flowering perennial.

March 11, 2010

 

Van_Gogh-basket with flower bulbs

Storehouses of energy…the miracle of bulbs!

Ninety percent of the bulbs in home flower gardens belong to just 6 genera: Narcissus, Tulipa, Hyacinthus, Iris, Lilium and Gladiola.

February 26, 2006

 

A sprouting bulb.

Brave Early Bloomers

In late February in my Midwestern garden, I delight in the green, sprouting foliage of little bulbs. It is evidence that the tiniest flowers are the bravest.

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