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 […]

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, […]

Groundcovers & Stepping Stones

Date February 15, 2012

When specifying plant materials for stepping stone, or tobishi, pathways in Japanese gardens it is important to consider the size of the stone. A larger stone will allow for a taller groundcover, say one that grows about 5-8 inches, while smaller stones require a shorter plant selection of not more than 4 inches tall. Planting […]

Monet Flower Garden Design – Landscape Company Minneapolis Minnesota

Date April 26, 2007

The Monet garden is one of the outdoor rooms within the total landscape design build project. Located along the side of the barn and visible from the home’s front entry boardwalk and the adjacent dining room, the garden is a show of color throughout the growing season […]