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Jul. 18, 2011 No Comments Posted under: Gardening Tips, Perennials

“Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do”…they wave in the summer heat and are welcome signs in all gardens. Shasta Daisy has the classic white peddles with the yellow center that we all recognize. They are wonderful planted in and around the roses. There are color daisies too; Red daisy, Painted daisy, Golden Sundrops. Be sure to look for your zone before purchasing one that wouldn’t survive our MN winters. And keep the wild ones, they are whimsical and bring smiles.

Fern Leaf Peonie

Jul. 10, 2011 No Comments Posted under: Gardening Tips, Perennials

Paeonia tenuifolia, an amazing perennial. This fern leaf peony was only one bare root stemmed plant when Gentle Gardens first planted it in 2005. Now it has over 8-10 blooms each year. I am considering dividing it this fall for lots of different locations. They are the very best perennial…needs little care, are easier to grow than roses and are longer-lasting in the garden or on the dining room table.

Heritage Garden

Mar. 18, 2010 No Comments Posted under: Projects

Heritage Garden

Heritage Garden…designing plants that were in a different zone, yet were similar to Mom’s garden was the most fun…remembering the Old Fashioned Bleeding Hearts, and the Virginia Blue Bells…and of course the tall purple flocks, plus the rose shrubs. On a berm, one must use scale diligently as a gentle garden doesn’t speak of confusion or contain pushy “take-over” plants.