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)
Mammillaria elongata (lady fingers)
First to bloom in 2021 in the garden house.
Liberation Day: the day all the wintering plants decide to vacate the garden house.
On the deck
Orchid cactus (Epiphyllum)
In bloom with a lovely flower pot from Tuscany, Italy.
with visiting Monarch butterfly.
Cactus garden with bloom
With petrified rock
Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii) in front of the Moon Viewing Pavilion
Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus Pilosus)
A clumping cactus filling its pot.
mandevilla, cardinal climber and cup and saucer vine.
Sago palm tree (Cycas revoluta)
The Sago appears regularly in classical Japanese gardens.
Its companion is a Foxtail Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyerii')
Angel Wing Begonia
Silver torch cactus (Cleistocactus Straussi)
Found in the mountainous region of the Department Tarija, Bolivia
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)
Garden house/winter spa for the season