Plant Materials

Evergreens – Arborvitae for Minnesota Landscapes

Date April 25, 2012

If you are looking for a green landscape around your house and you are not able to spend lots of time looking after the garden and, evergreens are a good choice. Properly selected evergreens are easy to care for and can provide year round interest. Arborvitae is excellent evergreens that are suited for our Minnesota […]

Evergreens for Minnesota Gardens – Yews

Date April 25, 2012

Yews are great plants for Minnesota gardens and enjoyed for their unique appearance. They have flat needles and are short. Their needles look dark green on their surface and light green on their underside. The new growth on the tips of the stems on the plants is bright chartreuse green that beautifully contrasts the dark […]

Perennials for Spring

Date April 24, 2012

What’s not to love about spring? Especially in Minnesota, it is the dearest among all the seasons. In spring season, while plants and flowers start showing their new green growth, the early border of your garden usually consists of colorful bulbs and few early blooming perennials. Spring perennials are a welcome sight after a long […]

Japanese Gardens & Bonsai

Date March 29, 2012

Bonsai is greatly regarded as an icon of Japanese art and culture. “Bonsai” is a Japanese pronunciation of the earlier Chinese term penzai. Here the “bon” is a tray-like pot typically used in bonsai culture and “sai” means a planting or plantings). The word bonsai is often used in English as an umbrella term for […]

Perennials – Iris

Date March 28, 2012

Iris are showy perennials with beautiful blooms that takes it name from the Greek goddess of the rainbow. Not only being the scientific name, Iris is also vastly used as a common name for all iris species. Its habitats are varied and range from hot to cold climates. Iris is a perennial herb which grows […]

Perennials – What you should know about Perennials

Date March 27, 2012

If you are planning for a healthy and thriving garden then you must aim towards growing perennials in your garden. They are used extensively in most gardens and man made landscapes. From beautiful peonies found in gardens of manicured yards to beautiful bearded Iris that show off their blooms in the spring, to the lush […]

Ornamental Grasses Care and Uses

Date March 26, 2012

Grasses have a found their place in our gardens and yards. Their grace and beauty provides an aesthetic appeal throughout the summer, fall and winter. These easy to grow low maintenance plants produce pretty rustling sounds and provide graceful textures. Technically any grass that is not grown as turf is considered an ornamental grass. Although, […]

Annual Flowers – Cold Tolerant Annuals

Date March 20, 2012

Flowers that are cold tolerant offer the best return on investment for your annual garden.  Cold tolerant annuals are from the same category as other annual flowers. Cold tolerant annuals are not any special plants that grow only during cold climate. They are annuals that grow in sunny climates too and can withstand cooler temperatures […]

Annual Flowers – Underused Annuals

Date March 20, 2012

Are you tired of seeing the same old overused annuals? Change the routine process by planting underused annuals in your garden. These will make your garden standout with a style of its own during the summer with fragrance, color and texture. There are some great underused annuals you can consider for your garden with long […]

Annual Flowers – Shade Tolerant Annuals

Date March 20, 2012

Most of the annuals we grow like sun. But there are some annuals that also do well in shade. They bloom in half sun as well in the full shade of your garden. To be more precise about annuals, all the annuals bloom for one season from seed to flower and seed and then complete […]