Category Archives: Prairie gardens

U of Minnesota Bee Squad

This article originally appeared in the January/February issue of Northern Gardener. At the University of Minnesota Bee Lab, pollinator bees are studied to better understand their role in the environment…


Plant Profile: Liatris

If you are searching for a beautifully colored and easy-to-grow perennial to add to your garden, Liatris is the plant for you. Liatris plants have two common names, Blazing Star…

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…