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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 Perennials in May:

Grape hyacinthMay 1, 2020:
Grape Hyacinth (Muscari)

Virginia bluebells with azaleaMay 2, 2020:
Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) with Azalea backdrop

White violetsMay 2, 2020:
Volunteer white violets (Viola canadensis)

Trillium reccurvatumMay 2, 2020:
Red Trillium/Butcher's blood (Trillium recurvatum) Melanthiaceae

clematis snowdriftMay 5, 2021:
Clematis armandii Snowdrift.

I didn't think that a clematis bloomed so early in spring. I made the trellis out of a deceased juniper with hand-tied Japanese knots.

celadine poppiesMay 8, 2020:
Celandine (wood) poppies (Stylophorum diphyllum).

Wood poppies seed themselves but politely so.

Woodland phlox divaricataMay 8, 2021:
Woodland phlox (divaricata).

Sweet scented groundcover for shaded, moist areas. The darker one in back is Blue Moon Woodland Phlox

Sweet woodruffMay 8, 2021:
Sweet woodruff (galium odoratum).

Lovely for part sun or full shade

hosta white featherMay 9, 2020:
Hosta (white feather?)

Rather strange, and I refer to it as a ghost as it is colorless until midsummer.

Wild white geraniumMay 10, 2020:
Wild white geranium (maculatum).

jack in the pulpitMay 15, 2020:
Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Native plant that surprises you where/when it appears in spring.

fern leaf peony redMay 19, 2020:
Fern leaf peony (Paeonia tenuifolia)

phlox paniculataMay 20, 2020:
Phlox paniculata

trilliumMay 24, 2020:
Newly (trans) planted trillium from Cousin Butch's forest near the Apple River

amsoniaMay 25, 2020:
Blue star or Amsonia (Amsonia tabernaemontana)

Makes a nice butterfly-friendly dear resistant hedge. Lovely golden fall color; one of my favorites.

Tree peonyMay 26, 2020:
Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa), over 20 years old.

White bleeding heartMay 27, 2020:
Bleeding heart (dicentra alba)

old fashioned pink bleeding heartMay 28, 2020:
Old-Fashioned pink Bleeding Heart

bleedng heartMay 8, 2021:
three weeks earlier
for bleeding heart

columbineMay 28, 2020:
Columbine "Canadensis"

Backdrop of Pink Poppet Weigela (Weigela florida 'Plangen')

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The greatest gift
of the garden
is the restoration
of the five senses.

Hanna Rion 1875-1924,
English author