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PlantPostings Notes from a USDA zone 5 shade garden in Southern Wisconsin.

English - Perennials, Garden
PlantPostings · 3d ago

A Mild Winter Walk-Off

Winter and spring have been fighting it out for weeks now--even here in the north, this year. People were golfing without jackets in February, and then winter made a repeat visit last week. ...
PlantPostings · 1W ago

Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Kylee and me, posing just before we reached our first visit to a Monarch butterfly sanctuary. If you guessed the location of my last post was Mexico, you were correct! My friend, Kylee Bauml...
PlantPostings · 2W ago

Where Was I Last Week?

PlantPostings · 3W ago

The Sun Will Rise and The Sun Will Set (Lessons Learned as the Seasons Change)

"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite the darkness."~Desmond TutuA few days ago, I stopped by Lake Waubesa to see if the ice had melted. After an unusual, record-breaking st...
PlantPostings · 1M ago

Join Me in the Sunshine at the San Diego Botanic Garden

It's looking like the Midwest will have an early spring this year. However, even during a mild winter my mind tends to wander to warmer places.Last year, in March, when we traveled to San Di...
PlantPostings · 1M ago

It's Only a Rock Wall ... Or Is It?

Nothing exciting is happening in my garden these days ...Wait!Let's check out the rock wall!Wow, this moss looks lush and vibrant, even in the middle of winter.Up close, it resembles a thick...
PlantPostings · 1M ago

What Is It About Reflecting Ponds?

Why do I stop in my tracks every time I see a reflecting pond? Does the same thing happen to you?Anyone who attended the 2016 Garden Bloggers' Fling, in the Twin Cities,witnessed the magic o...
PlantPostings · 1M ago

Winter: Frightful or Delightful?

PlantPostings · 2M ago

January Blooms and Foliage

It's mid-winter and, believe it or not, I have a few blooms and foliage to report for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day and Foliage Follow-Up. A Dutch Hyacinth (H. orientalis) I planted two years a...
PlantPostings · 2M ago

Plant of the Month: Florist's Cyclamen

I write this post not with any pretense about success in growing indoor potted plants. On the contrary, my record with them, in general, is not good.I can remember my dear grandmother's home...