October 31, 2021
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2022 Color of the Year & Your Plants

2022 Color of the Year & Your Plants The last two years have been rough and there’s no doubt that we all have struggled in one way or another. We’re now looking at yet another Covid variant and sometimes it can feel like we just can’t catch a break. Despite […]
September 27, 2010
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Viette’s Little Suzy Black-Eyed Susan

Viette’s Little Suzy Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia speciosa ‘Viette’s Little Suzy’ Description & Overview With endless blooms from July through September, great disease resistance, and bright yellow, daisy-like flowers, Viette’s Little Suzy is a dependable perennial that brings a dose of happiness wherever it’s planted. This dwarf cultivar blooms all season […]
September 27, 2010
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Yellow Coneflower

Yellow Coneflower Ratibida pinnata Description & Overview Native to dry prairies and savannas in Wisconsin, Yellow Coneflower is a striking plant, featuring vibrant yellow, slightly drooping florets that surround a skyward-pointing cone-like green center. Coarse, rough leaves on sturdy, long flower stalks contrast with its nodding and graceful heads that […]
September 27, 2010
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Prairie Phlox

Prairie Phlox Phlox pilosa Description & Overview The German horticulturist Karl Foerster once wrote: ‘Life without phlox is a mistake.’ With their adaptability to many habits, fragrances, and color varieties, Phlox can find a home almost anywhere. More specifically, Prairie Phlox (Phlox pilosa) are easy-to-grow, low-maintenance perennials that flourish in […]
September 27, 2010
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Prairie Blazing Star

Prairie Blazing Star Liatris pycnostachya Description & Overview Native to Wisconsin, Prairie Blazing Star is the tallest of the blazing stars, reaching 5 feet tall, with tons of bright rose-pink to lilac-purple flowers. Upright and striking, Prairie Blazing Star flowers from top to bottom from July through September, attracting many […]
September 27, 2010
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Pennsylvania Sedge

Pennsylvania Sedge Carex pensylvanica Description & Overview Those of us contending with the shadier portions of our gardens may sometimes feel that we don’t have enough choices, particularly when it comes to ornamental grasses. But there is light at the end of the tunnel! While many types of grass typically […]
September 27, 2010
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Blue Fortune Anise-Hyssop

Blue Fortune Anise-Hyssop Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ Description & Overview Blue Fortune Anise-Hyssop packs a visual punch in the garden with its upright architecture and season-long color. Part of the Lamiaceae (mint) family, Blue Fortune Anise-Hyssop’s stems are enrobed with fuzzy leaves that have a pleasant licorice scent. Flower spikes are […]
October 30, 2000
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Put the Flip Flops Away but Keep the Hose Out

Put the Flip Flops Away but Keep the Hose Out no-repeat;center top;;auto0px The air has turned chilly, the sun is setting earlier, and the Pumpkin Spice Latte fanatics are in heaven. While shorts and t-shirts may have been begrudgingly traded for jeans and sweaters, it’s a bit too early to […]
September 27, 2000
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Blue Harebell (Bellflower)

Blue Harebell Campanula rotundifolia Description & Overview Campanula rotundifolia, commonly known as Blue Harebell, are ethereal and whimsical, calling to mind Snow White skipping through a field plucking wildflowers for her posy. Paper-thin, small blue-violet bell-shaped flowers sit atop delicate stems, nodding and swaying in the breeze. Native to Wisconsin, […]