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Posts tagged Catmint

January 14, 2016

 

Nepeta x faassenii 'Blue Wonder' catmint at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Compact Catmint

I have quite a bit of catmint in my garden, but sadly I don’t have a cat...

December 10, 2015

 

The repetition of tall foxglove unifies this flower bed.

Accidental Unification

I have a number of plants that, when in bloom, are repeated throughout the garden...

November 5, 2015

 

Hosta, Cranesbill, and Sweet Woodruff.

Carpeting Plants

The denser the "plant carpet," the better suppression of weeds it will provide.

September 3, 2015

 

Russian Sage in full bloom.

Plant Partners

Bright accents will make any blue/grey background plantings pop!

July 23, 2015

 

The mahogany leaves of Ajuga reptans.

Serendipity

A lot of the best plant combinations in my yard have occurred without my conscious intervention.

November 13, 2014

 

Digitalis purpurea.

Classic Plants

Like a little black dress, some plants are classics and never go out of style.

August 8, 2013

 

Red-veined sorrel and feverfew growing in an herb garden bed.

Herbal Companions Help To Fill Out A Bouquet

Just about any herb you grow can be used as filler to increase the impact of a few garden flowers in a vase.

June 28, 2012

 

Nepeta cataria, a.k.a., catnip.

Resilient Catmint

What is there not to like about a pretty, serviceable and deer-resistant plant that endures hot, dry conditions?

April 5, 2012

 

Roadside yellow loosetrife and pink cranesbill in bloom.

It’s Time To Divide And Move Perennials

Your summer and fall gardens will reflect your April efforts. This is our time to move things while they are still small.

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