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Aging Gardens
Joe Landsberger
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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 Perennials in June:

trillium grandiflorum roseum, a pink-tinged trillium.  June 1:
Pink-tinged trillium (Trillium grandiflorum roseum)

from Cousin Butch's forest.

Wood Anemone (Anemone nemorosa) June 2:
Wood Anemone (Anemone nemorosa)

Willowleaf bluestar, (Amsonia tabernaemontana)June 2:
Willowleaf bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana)

geranium biokovoJune 3:
Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' in the process of colonizing its space.

cow parsnipJune 4:
Cow parsnip (Heracleum maximum)

In the carrot family. Wikipedia: "The thick flower stems, coming into season in early summer, can be peeled and eaten cooked when young... Cow parsnip is a valuable pasture plant for cows, sheep, and goats. It is also known to be important in the diets of numerous wild animals, especially bears, both grizzly and black." However I only have rabbits, raccoons and possum and they have not discovered it. But an interesting (vertical) addition to a perennial garden. Tiny woodland strawberry is at its base.

White peonyJune 5:
White peony

Tokudama hostaJune 5:
Tokudama hosta after the rain

The leaves are a thick dark rich blue to green later summer, seer suckered. Mid-sized, thick leaves.

Jackmani Clematis VineJune 6:
Jackmani Clematis Vine

Clematis integrifolia June 6:
Clematis integrifolia

Commonly known as solitary clematis, is a non-climbing, woody-based, herbaceous perennial that typically grows in a dense, upright to sprawling, shrubby mound of undivided leaves to 12-24 tall.

Common peonyJune 8:
"Peony! Paeonia lactiflora

Early bloomer nown for its golden center of stamens, perhaps "pink dawn"

GoatsbeardJune 9:
Goatsbeard, (Aruncus dioicus)

cranesbillJune 9:
Hedgerow cranesbill (geranium pyrenaicum)

red shrub roseJune 9:
Rescued red shrub rose

Hosta gardenJune 10:
Hosta garden

Daisies multiplying in the alleyJune 10:
Alley daisies.

coral bells June 11:
Coral bells (heuchera)

spiderwortJune 13:
Spiderwort (Tradescantia)

bellflowerJue 14:
Bellflower (Harebell Campanula Rotundifolia or Campanula Takesimana-native to Korea)

white shrub roseJune 14:
White shrub rose

peony at sunsetJune 15:

Sweet autumn clematisJune 16:
Sweet Autumn Clematis (Paniculata)

Be not deceived: my clematis must be a sport since it always blooms in early summer.

spirea japonicaJune 16:
Spiraea Japonica

 With Horace's "egg" a sculpture by neighborhood artist Marty Hicks

hosta garden 2June 17:
Hosta garden #2

rodgersia aesculifolia June 18::
Rodgersia aesculifolia

Rodgersia is primitive in appearance and eventually sends out a plumed flower.

sedum gardenJune 20:
Sedum garden

astilbe gardenJune 21:
Astilbe, worm's eye view

Shieldleaf (Astilboides tabularis) is in bloom.June 24:
Shieldleaf (Astilboides tabularis) is in bloom

astilbe in bloomJune 25:
Astilbe in bloom

Rising to the morning sunlight

garden lily gardenJune 27:
Garden lilies in bloom

garden lily--asiaticJune 28:
Garden (Asiatic) lilies in the rain

Backdrop of willowleaf bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana) for a decided Japanese tableau

Nothing is a waste of time
if you use
the experience wisely.

Auguste Rodin