December 29, 2017
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Why I Enjoy Living in Zone 5

Why I Enjoy Living in Zone 5 no-repeat;left top;;auto0px InvasivesSoutheast Wisconsin resides in Zone 5, with the northern portion in zone 5a and the southern in zone 5b. This measurement is a standard developed by the USDA that plant growers can determine which plants are likely to thrive and survive […]
December 15, 2010
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Hairy Penstemon

Hairy Penstemon is a Wisconsin native perennial with clusters of trumpet-shaped, light lavender flowers on upright stalks in early summer. Found on dry gravelly and sandy prairies, or in hillside oak woodlands. It is also naturalized on roadsides.
December 4, 2010
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Oldfield Common Juniper

Oldfield Common Juniper is a Wisconsin native, low-growing evergreen typically used in restoration or slope stabilization plantings.
March 30, 2010
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American Black Currant

American Black Currant is a Wisconsin native understory, thornless shrub with showy yellow flowers that bloom from May to June. Edible berries high in antioxidants follow, with foliage turning a beautiful crimson-gold in autumn.
March 8, 2010
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Ann Magnolia

Ann Magnolia is a late-blooming, dwarf magnolia that bursts with large, tulip-like, slightly fragrant purple-red blooms in mid-spring. Green leaves emerge once flowers are done blooming and last throughout the season. Sometimes, a repeat bloom in mid-summer may occur. Late summer brings about interesting seed pods that hold.
March 1, 2010
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Wild Bergamot

Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa Description & Overview Wild Bergamot is an iconic Wisconsin native perennial is commonly seen in dry prairies, meadows, and wood edges. Soft lavender-pink flowers show up in late June through August (sometimes as late as September), which offers a midsummer food source for a variety of […]
February 16, 2010
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Blackhaw Viburnum

Blackhaw Viburnum is a unique Wisconsin native plant that can be either a small tree or a multi-stemmed shrub depending on how it's pruned. Covered in masses of delicate white flowers in May and June, pollinators and butterflies flock to forage for pollen and nectar. In autumn, foliage is awash in bronze-red color with clusters of pinkish-rose fruits that age to a bluish-black.
February 11, 2010
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Culver’s Root

Culver’s Root Veronicastrum virginicum Description & Overview White candelabra-like flowers bloom in July, lasting through August. Gray-green, upright foliage adds visual texture and height. Found throughout Wisconsin in moist prairies, savannas, and open woodland edges. Attracts butterflies, bees, wasps, and moths. May also be known as Culver’s-physic, Bowman’s root. Core […]
February 5, 2010
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Wild Geranium

Wild Geranium Geranium maculatum Description & Overview Wild Geranium is a Wisconsin native perennial with delightful loose clusters of saucer-shaped purple-pink flowers with white centers in May through June. The flower are borne above attractive, open clumps of deeply cut, green foliage. This native perennial is great when planted en […]
February 1, 2010
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Harlequin Blue Flag Iris

Harlequin Blue Flag Iris Iris versicolor Description & Overview Harlequin Blue Flag Iris is a Wisconsin native, clump-forming iris that you typically encounter in wet prairies, marshes, fens, stream banks, ditches, and shorelines. In May, flower stalks bear 3 to 5 showy, rich violet-blue flowers that are 3″ to 4″ […]
January 28, 2010
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White Turtlehead

White Turtlehead, a Wisconsin native perennial, features hooded, snapdragon-like white and pinkish flowers that bloom on tall spikes in late August. Enjoying moist soil, they are a great option for partially shaded swampy areas, around ponds, and in woodlands. Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies are drawn to the sweet pollen and nectar.
January 21, 2010
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Yellow Birch

Yellow Birch is one of the largest Wisconsin native birch trees, reaching 80 feet tall and 50 feet wide. Delightful, tiny male and female catkins bloom in spring, followed by cone-like fruits with seeds in late summer. Yellow Birch leaves are golden yellow in fall, lighting up the landscape with color, while peeling bark provides interest in winter.