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

English - Perennials, Garden
PlantPostings · 3d ago

It's Party Time in the Woodland!

It's fun to have a natural woodland at the back of our property. The plants shift and change over time, and I seem to find something new every year. We made the decision early on with this p...
PlantPostings · 1W ago

Easter Greetings

PlantPostings · 2W ago

Toluca's Cosmovitral: Plants Under Stained Glass

How can I do justice to one of the most unique botanical gardens in the world in a simple blog post?I can't. So I'll simply share a little introductory information, and a few photos.To truly...
PlantPostings · 3W ago

They're Back! (Better Late Than Never)

PlantPostings · 1M ago

Plant of the Month: Winter Aconite

Eranthus hyemalis Did I miss the Winter Aconites? Did they bloom under the snow?Around this time last year, they were up and open and brightening my garden.The first pollinators of the seaso...
PlantPostings · 1M 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 · 1M 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 · 1M ago

Where Was I Last Week?

PlantPostings · 2M 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 · 2M 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...