West End Neighbors
Garden and History Tours
Ideas for color and
in the garden:
Perennials in April |
Perennials in May |
Perennials in June |
Perennials in July |
Perennials in September
Ground covers through the months |
Shrubs through the months |
Trees through the months |
Installations and art |
Minnesota Noxious Weed List
Extremely Cold Hardy Perennials
Perennial Resource (external link)
Best Performing Perennials
Midwest Gardening (external link)
Japanese pachysandra (spurge)
An herbaceous perennial ground cover. Its leaves are evergreen--a tough winter critter for partial to full shade.
Yellow thimbleweed (Anemone richardsonii hook).
Thimblweed is a bit unusual. It spreads via rhizomes (underground stems) to form a bit of a mat: I don't know how/where I got it since it is an arctic/Canadian plant.
Common periwinkle (Vinca minor).
Dead nettle (Lamium maculatum).
Lamium can be considered invasive but I like the leaves and it is behaving.
Variegated Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis)
Phlox subulata snowflake
Carpet bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)
Slowly replacing my lawn,
Sedum Yellow Stonecrop with Snippet Lime Weigela
Blue Star Creeper (Isotoma fluviatilis) with its worker bee.
Blue Star Juniper (Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star')