Friday, July 18, 2014

Divided Coneflowers

Echinacea "Summer Sky"
This Spring I noticed one of my Coneflowers was a ring of growth around a dead center, giving me a clue that it was time to divide. Here are the happy little plants that were divided, growing quite nicely in their new garden spot.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Spring Blooming Perennials in White

I just love Spring and the flowers that come out early. My Mother-in-Law has a wonderful shade garden where she lives filled with Bleeding Hearts, Solomon's Seal, and ferns. The white is such a contrast to the next wave of blooming plants filled with colors. If only God had made Solomon's Seal so we could actually see the flowers instead of them being hidden underneath the leaves!

Bleeding Hearts

Solomon's Seal

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Blue Hill Salvia Growing in Minnesota

I am really loving the "Blue Hill" Salvia that I bought from the Friends of the Plant Sale in 2013. The color is advertised as a true blue, but I find it does have a very light purple color to it. They have grown in nicely and quickly beneath my "Pinky Winky" Hydrangea. The real test will be cutting them down after blooming, and seeing if they re-bloom in the Fall.

Friday, June 13, 2014

More Bunnies

Discovered this group of baby bunnies in my front garden bed. While I know they are most likely to eat some plants in my garden when they are older, I can't bring myself to get rid of them. Just too cute!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Purple Irises

My mom gave me some of her purple irises from Indiana years ago when we moved to Minnesota. They have been doing quite well, and I get tons of compliments when they bloom. This year some of them will need to be divided, as task for me in the Fall.

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Best Plants are Free

It's always a great day for a gardner when family or friends invite you over to take some plant divisions for free. This weekend I was able to get my hands on some beautiful Brunnera and some medium sized hostas for a shady spot in my back garden underneath the deck stairs. I also picked up some "Hot Lips" Turtlehead, which I hope will do well in a boggy area of my yard near my Joe Pye Weed.

Brunnera and Hostas