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

English - Perennials, Garden
PlantPostings · 1d ago

Bright Colors Reign on This August Bloom Day

I'm running out of time, for various dime-a-dozen personal reasons (these topics may hit the blog screen when/if life settles down in the fall).So, my August "Bloom Day" post will be quick a...
PlantPostings · 2W ago

Plant of the Month: Okra

Many people think of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) as an edible plant to grow in a cultivated vegetable garden. That is all well and good, but the flowers are attractive, too. Since Okra is ...
PlantPostings · 3W ago

Join Me for a Short Hike on a Misty, Summer Morning

(It's Wordless Wednesday and Wildflower Wednesday! Join the fun!)
PlantPostings · 3W ago

Mesmerizing Views: The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

For those who've taken road trips across the U.S., do you take a northern or a southern route? Over the years, we've tended to drive through Iowa and Nebraska on our way to family reunions a...
PlantPostings · 1M ago

Cheap Tricks and Silly Solutions

When wicked winds bend your stems and critters gnaw new seedlings, do you finish what they started ... clip the tops or trash the plants, and move on? Wooden skewers, electrical tape, and fl...
PlantPostings · 1M ago

An Afternoon With Rockford's Roses

On a recent picture-perfect Midwestern day, I needed some rose therapy. I headed down to Rockford, Illinois, to Sinnissippi Gardens--a little over an hour’s drive from my house. Because of t...
PlantPostings · 1M ago

Plant of the Month: Woodland Pinkroot

Spigelia marilandica This month, I'm celebrating a plant that blooms with vibrant, bright color--even in shade. Woodland Pinkroot (Spigelia marilandica), also known as Indian Pink or Worm Gr...
PlantPostings · 2M ago

Plant Life Near the Grand Canyon

Who visits the Grand Canyon and notices the plants? Ahem...guilty! Last summer, we took a road trip out west for a family reunion, and stopped at notable landmarks along the way. When we wer...
PlantPostings · 2M ago

The Meme Had to Die Change (And the Winner Is...)

The Garden Lessons Learned meme has reached a turning point. Because short, concise, illustrated social media posts now reign, it's time to change the format.Also, when you no longer want to...
PlantPostings · 3M ago

What Do You Think of When I Say The Word 'Milkweed'? (And a Giveaway)

When you think of Milkweed, what do you envision?The plant growing in concrete cracks at the abandoned lot down the street? The “weed” your dad made you pull all summer long between rows of ...