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Aging Gardens
Joe Landsberger
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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West End Neighbors
Garden and History Tours

Ideas for color and companions
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
(external link)

Minnesota Wildflowers
(external link)

Extremely Cold Hardy Perennials
Perennial Resource (external link)

Best Performing Perennials
Midwest Gardening  (external link)

My professional homepage

Virtual Tour of the Leech Goodrich House Plants:

Mammillaria elongata (lady fingers)March 29:
Mammillaria elongata (lady fingers)
First to bloom in 2021 in the garden house.

Garden houseMay 23:
Liberation Day: the day all the wintering plants decide to vacate the garden house.

Goodrich deckJune
On the deck

Orchid cactus (Epiphyllum)July 3:
Orchid cactus (Epiphyllum)

 In bloom with a lovely flower pot from Tuscany, Italy.

lantanaJuly 3:

 with visiting Monarch butterfly.

Crinum-(lily)-asiaticumJuly 3:

begoniaJuly 3:

cactus gardenJuly 12:
Cactus garden with bloom

With petrified rock

euphorbia crown of thornsJuly 14:
Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii) in front of the Moon Viewing Pavilion

Mexican Fire barrel cactusSeptember
Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus Pilosus)

A clumping cactus filling its pot.

mandevilla, cardinal climber and cup and saucer vine. September
mandevilla, cardinal climber and cup and saucer vine.

Hibiscus (Malvaceae/mallow)

sago palm tree with foxtail fernSeptember
Sago palm tree (Cycas revoluta)

The Sago appears regularly in classical Japanese gardens.

Its companion is a Foxtail Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyerii')

Angel Wing BegoniaSeptember
Angel Wing Begonia

Cleistocactus Straussi

silver torch cactus September
Silver torch cactus (Cleistocactus Straussi)

Found in the mountainous region of the Department Tarija, Bolivia

Hens-and-Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum or Echeveria elegans)September
Hens-and-Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum or Echeveria elegans)

Genus in the family Crassulaceae, native to semi-desert areas of Central America, Mexico and northwestern South America.

 Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera truncata)November
Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera truncata)

garden houseNovember
Garden house/winter spa for the season

garden path
The greatest gift
of the garden
is the restoration
of the five senses.
Hanna Rion 1875-1924,
English author