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

English - Perennials, Garden
PlantPostings · 1W 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 · 2W 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 · 4W 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 · 1M 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 · 1M 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...
PlantPostings · 1M ago

A Peaceful Hike at Durward's Glen

I miss warm-weather hikes. As winter settles in, I'm dreaming about the trails that call me during the spring, summer, and fall.One of our favorite family hiking destinations over the years ...
PlantPostings · 1M ago

Twelve of My Favorite Things (2016)

Are you hopeful for the year ahead?The 18th century English architect and landscape designer William Kent offered sage advice: "Garden as though you will live forever." Gardens give us hope—...
PlantPostings · 2M ago

Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All

PlantPostings · 2M ago

Shhhh! The Garden Is Sleeping...