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

English - Perennials, Garden
PlantPostings · 6d ago

Nature's Color Palette

I've been thinking about color lately. Many of us talk about color being wiped from the landscape during the winter, and it can certainly seem that way on dark days in December, January, and...
PlantPostings · 2W ago

Let's Head to the Tropical Dome

It's February, it's cold, and I'm trying to warm up. So let's head back to Milwaukee's Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes). I covered the Show Dome for a holiday post in Dec...
PlantPostings · 3W ago

Plant of the Month: Virginia Bluebells

It's Wildflower Wednesday, and of course there are no wildflowers blooming in my USDA zone 5a garden in January. In fact, this plant has never bloomed in my garden. I planted Virginia Bluebe...
PlantPostings · 1M ago

Dreaming of Sedona Sunshine

If you only have one day or a few hours to explore Sedona, Arizona, it won't be enough. But do it anyway: The memories will warm your soul on a cold winter's day.Red Rock Country is visually...
PlantPostings · 1M ago

Forcing Spring

PlantPostings · 1M ago

Twelve of My Favorite Things (2017)

This year flew by so fast! It was challenging for all of us but, as always, there were so many things to be thankful for, and so many things to happily anticipate in the year ahead.For the p...
PlantPostings · 1M ago

Christmas Under Glass at The Domes

Recently, I drove over to Milwaukee's Mitchell Park Conservatory, also referred to as "The Domes." I hadn't been there in many years, so I'm glad I devoted an afternoon to exploring the thre...
PlantPostings · 2M ago

Vignettes at the Solstice

I forced myself to get outside yesterday and take a short hike at a local park. I'm so glad I overcame inertia, laziness, and endless excuses, because it really was quite a beautiful day: 45...
PlantPostings · 2M ago

A Flower, Future Flowers, and Fun Foliage

Don't laugh you guys: I have one flower in my "garden" on this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. I didn't purposely force any bulbs this holiday season and the outdoor garden is sleeping, but my in...
PlantPostings · 2M ago

And Now for Some Colorful California Memories

I won't say I like or want snow, but a few too many days of brown and gray have me longing for color and brightness.So, let's take a trip to San Diego's Balboa Park, shall we? Back in March ...