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SHADE TO SUN – A GARDEN TRANSFORMATION

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The garden along Minnehaha Creek in Minneapolis began it’s transformation on a spring day in 2012 when the silver maple was taken down, one of the largest in the neighborhood.  The shade garden saw it’s first rays of sun by the afternoon.  The plants in the original garden were moved or given away to create…

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Euphorbia polychrome ‘Bonfire’ Know What You Grow April 2016 Plant of the Month

Euphorbia polychrome ‘Bonfire’ Know What You Grow April 2016 Plant of the Month

Euphorbia polychrome ‘Bonfire’ April 2016 Plant of the Month Now in bloom in my Minnesota garden is Euphorbia polychroma ‘Bonfire’, a perennial that provides a kaleidoscope of color all season. The first act begins in April with sulfur yellow bracts brighting sun-partial shade garden providing a backdrop for spring bulbs. Green leaves then progress through oranges,…

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Sanguiaria canadensis March 2016 Plant of the Month

Sanguiaria canadensis March 2016 Plant of the Month

One of the first signs of spring I search for in my Minneasota woodlands are bloodroots, Sanguinaria canadensis. Few plants are as exciting to see in spring as the single white flowers emerging from the leaf litter. I am fortunate enough to have several native colonies of bloodroot in the maple, basswood, oak, hickory forest….

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