A range of colors and patternsœ and staying power have made sweet Willam a favorite for generations.
The Extension's recommended Joe Pye is a shorter, more civilized cultivar.
Make room in the bulb garden for some showstopping bulbs, like the lavender globe lily and the autumn lilies featured in the headline.
These are a blanket flower all right.
These are too.
"Wow" is the word for these hardy hibiscus, here in a pure white variety.
Extension video series gets you up close and botanical
Other than the everpresent rose of fall-blooming sedums, which come in shades from pink to rose to burgundy, maybe brick orange if you squint a little, are there any other shades and shapes of fall flowers?
Yes, say University of Minnesota extension educator Karl Foord and professor of horticulture Mary Meyer, Ph.D. How many do you want?
Spring and early summer bloomers get a lot of focus in Minnesota - they're proof we've all survived another winter, for one thing - and each tulip and hyacinth gets its own standing ovation.
A few amenities outdoors add value not only to life in your home but to its attraction to buyers. (submitted photo)
Summer may be ending, but it’s not too late to spruce up your outdoor space. In fact, there are several enhancements that can be made to extend your outdoor living time well in to the fall and even year round.
As we enter the hot days of summer with temperatures over 90 degrees, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources reminds consumers of some simple no-cost or low-cost energy-saving tips to help keep cool, conserve energy, an
When choosing exterior colors for your home, consider the neighborhood as a whole. Think about the next-door neighbor and the homes down the street. (Submitted photo)
When it comes to designing a home - whether it’s new construction or a renovation - choosing beautiful exterior colors and complementary accent hues is critical to creating an appealing household.
“To select the right colors for your home, view siding colors as an exterior project tool that both turns a home into a showpiece and increases its value,” says Leslie Harrington, executive director of The Color Association of the United States.