Tag: Catmint

A Cute Couple

So guess where I am? I’m in Denver, attending the Garden Bloggers Fling, that’s where. But I’m still going to do a quick post, because I am intensely dedicated. Or obsessive compulsive, one of the two. Anyhow, last weekend Judy took some pictures of Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea) with Catmint ‘Six Hills Giant’ (Nepeta x …

Night of the Living Mulch

So a little while back I came across this 2017 Washington Post article about using sedges (Carex) as a substitute for mulch.

Blue Days In The Garden

June is a month for blue flowers. High summer is a time for reds, oranges, and (especially) yellows. But the transition to summer is a quieter time, notable for blues and whites. Let’s look at some of the blue flowers currently blooming, then shift to something completely different.

More Blue Blooms for June

For some reason June is a very blue/purple month. Just recently I wrote about two blue June flowers, Wild Blue Indigo (Baptisia australis) and Ohio Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis). But it seems these days that practically the only colors to be seen in the whole front garden are on the blue-purple spectrum (the back, with mostly …

More Partners for Golden Alexander

In a recent post I noted that ‘Walker’s Low’ Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii) combines nicely with Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea).    

Blue Blooms for the End of May

The garden seems quieter now that the Tulips and Daffodils are gone.  It’s starting to transition from spring to summer, and for some reason blue flowers become more prominent at this time.

Golden Alexander in Retreat

Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea) is in bloom right now, and one thing I’ve noticed is that it’s not where it used to be.  

Bloom Day for May

Tomorrow is Bloom Day, a chance for us to give a monthly overview of everything in flower in their gardens. Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is hosted by May Dreams Gardens, where you can find a link to Bloom Day posts from around the world.

A Top 5 List for Midwestern Gardens

Richard Hawke is the Plant Evaluation Manager for the Chicago Botanic Garden, so it’s fair to say he knows a lot about plants. Recently I was interested to see a post he wrote for CBG’s blog entitled “What Are the Best Plants for Your Midwestern Garden?”

Poppies are Popular With Me

This May was the first time I had genuine Poppies (Papaver) blooming in our garden.