Next in our Guest Garden Writer Series comes a blog on native plants from Kristin Gembara, a certified Master Gardener from Illinois (Zone 4/5). We hope you enjoy her informative article and photos of her garden!
With the funky weather we have been having in the past few years, it seems as though Mother Nature is either sending too much or not enough rain our way. Those who find themselves becoming drenched in the spring and summer months, or are having problems with standing water and flooding, should explore the idea of creating a rain garden.
March 13, 2012
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 4 Comments
Tags: designing perennial garden, grasses, iris, Native, Rain Garden Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, Gardening in the Winter, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers
To drive around some neighborhoods, you’d think that the only plants that will grow in shade are hostas and impatiens. Yes, these are lovely plants, but there’s a whole world of other shade-loving plants out there! If you’re looking to expand an existing shade garden, or you’re tired of struggling to grow lawn or sun-loving [...]
September 30, 2010
Â· Suzanne DeJohn Â· 4 Comments
Tags: black cohosh, cardinal flower, columbine, dwarf crested iris, Fall Planting for spring blooms, hepatica, jack in the pulpit, Native, red trillium, Shade Woodland Wildflowers, spiderwort, turks cap lily, virginia bluebells, wintergreen Â· Posted in: Wildflowers