Monday, July 30, 2007

Summer Plants in Fall

Fall will be here before we know it, so it might be time to start thinking about your fall garden. If you have a Perennial garden in place, there are some great plants that will continue to give great color until the first frost.

Think about planting Coneflower, Bleeding Heart, Russian Sage, and Dahlias. They all vary in height, color, and spread will give eye appealing results to your landscape.
Other options include Black Eyed Susans, Summer Phlox, Hibiscus, and Sunflowers.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Bird's Foot Trefoil

Birds-Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

This wildflower found in Minnesota and Wisconsin is a non-native plant brought in from Europe. It was originally used for erosion control along roads. The names is derived from the appearance of the seedpods, which together look like a bird's foot. Butterflies love the plant for its nectar.

  • Family: Pea or Bean

  • Leaf: 5-part compound leaf of 3-part upper clover like leafs

  • Bloom: Spring, summer, fall

  • Cycle: Perennial

  • Height: 6-24"

  • Flower: very yellow, one half inch long, clustered

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Minnesota Garden Blog

My first post for a blog about Minnesota garden plants, flowers, and more. I won't be posting everyday as this is my hobby and I have a couple other blogs that are my business blogs, Minneapolis Real Estate Blog and Minneapolis Luxury Real Estate. I love to garden. So you will find information also about Container Gardens and Bonsai Trees. Bookmark the site and check back weekly for updates!