This time I’m giving you the good news first. Northern gold forsythia is a beautiful yellow flowering bush that is fully hardy. It blooms first in spring. It grows about 7-8ft tall and wide.
Have you ever noticed that we take things for granted? As I started this post, I was wondering what I would say about Bridal Wreath Spirea.
We’ve made it! Here is my final blog on protecting your more delicate trees and shrubs… or at least until I think of more information and tricks you can use.
We are in the Red River Valley which can have very wet and very dry soil. If the tree is growing in a slightly higher elevated area the drainage is better and water table is lower.
We are always looking for ways to grow slightly tender trees in our zone 3. Sometimes you want to grow things that are just barely hardy here.
I cannot think of a plant, native to Manitoba, that is more foreboding than the hawthorn tree. It really gives the impression of being a tree that grew up in a toxic wasteland!
Am I talking about what John the Baptist ate in the desert? Honey and Locust? No this is a new to Manitoba tree that have been grown in southern Minnesota for a long time.
The Silver Feather Maiden reed grass (What a name!) is a plant that leaves many breathless. With its towering blades, the feathery plumes shining silver in the sunshine and pink in the fall it is truly a marvel.
Love lies bleeding, also known as amaranth, is a gorgeous plant getting monstrously tall with breathtaking, pink, weeping plumes of blossoms.