Category Archives: What’s Blooming

We spotted this gorgeous dahlia on a garden tour in Rochester.

Peak Bloom Time

What’s blooming in your garden? The better question might be, what isn’t blooming. Late July and early August are peak bloom times for Minnesota. All the prairie flowers are blooming,…

Clumps of daffodils mean spring.

What’s Blooming in Your Garden Now?

We’ve had some beautiful weekends for gardening so far this May, and with the middle of the month here, more and more of the spring blooms are showing. Bulbs, flowering…

narrow seed

The Seed Catalogs Have Arrived!

On a day when the high temperatures here in Minnesota will likely not get about minus-15 and the wind is making the garden look like an Arctic landscape, seed catalogs…

aster

What’s Blooming in Mid-October?

We have yet to have frost in the Twin Cities, but the weather feels distinctly fall-ish this week. So what’s blooming in mid-October? We found annuals hanging on and still…

autumn joy sedum

What’s Blooming at the End of September?

It’s hard to believe we will be in October by the middle of next week. This past month has been remarkably pleasant for Minnesota gardeners. Lots of sun, rain at…

reliable zinnias

What’s Blooming in September?

The Minnesota State Fair is over, the kids are back in school and the sun is setting way too early. Despite the signs, we’re not ready for fall, and fortunately,…

purple coneflowers

What’s Blooming? Purple Prairie Plants

August is the season when prairie plants, including the many pretty purple prairie plants, bloom. We’ve seen purple prairie clovers, Joe Pye weed, anise hyssop and lots of purple coneflowers…

narrow prickly pear

What’s Blooming? Prickly Pear

During several garden tours recently, I’ve spotted one of the few Minnesota-hardy cacti–Opuntia macrorhiza, which is commonly called plains prickly pear. It’s a native Minnesota wildflower that thrives in rock…