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Topiary Road-side Find

Found:  On annual ‘dumpster-dive’, (aka Spring Curbside Cleanup), outing with BFF’s!  

Bird Bath

Quikrete Bird Bath

Large rhubarb leaves, water and Quikrete are all the materials required to make these fun bird baths. We set up our work …

siberian iris

A Sea of Blue

Though the Siberian Iris blooms are short-lived, this early bloomer is a perennial favorite. Iris sibirica Mature Height:  3 feet Zone:  3 …

Dragon Wing Begonia

Dragon Wing Begonia

An IDeal favorite, the Dragon Wing Begonia is a continuous-blooming summer annual.  We find this heat-tolerant plant performs best hanging containers and …

Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Usually an elusive species, the Scarlet Tanager has been spotted feasting on our grape jelly feeder.  While the jelly is typically set …

St. Thomas Church, Jessenland, MN

Field Trip: Jessenland, MN

Jessenland’s Church of St. Thomas is one of the oldest parishes in the state of Minnesota.  The sign denotes this area as …

P.J.M. Rhododendron

P.J.M. Rhododendron

Rhododendron “P.J.M.” A compact, dense foliage evergreen with a mounded, neat appearance.  P.J.M. Rhododendron is typically used in gardens, mass plantings and …