Category Archives: Perennials

Late Spring Garden Walk at Minerva’s Garden Part 1

    Hello one and all–long time, no see.  I’ve been busy with starting a new little job, and we are just starting rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, playing in a city park near you this summer if you … Continue reading

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Winter Over Fuchsias DIY

  The blooming fuchsia pictures in this post are from my garden, July 2012.  Enjoy!   Our weather continues on wet and mild.  Today we had a break from the rain, and the sun streamed in, so I took the … Continue reading

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July Bright Flowers

  The flower garden is really at its summer peak right now, so I want to share with you what I saw as I did my morning garden walkabout today:     This is the hanging basket that you see … Continue reading

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Plant Combinations In July, Rain, And What Are Botanists Thinking Anyway At Minerva’s Garden

  Hello everyone!  Hope you had a fantastic weekend.  It was rainy here.  (By now you’re not surprised by that coming from me.)  Here’s a little local weather stat for you:  I keep track of the high and low temperature … Continue reading

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My 9 Top Plant Picks For Colorful Summer Foliage

  Hello everyone!  We’ve been enjoying some delightful sunny weather, although today was grey and dreary.  I spent most of it inside at the computer, but before the skies turned, I was able to snap a couple of shots of … Continue reading

Posted in Bulbs, Colorful foliage plants, drought tolerant plants, flower gardening, Golden hops, Hummingbird plants, Hummingbirds, Lettuce, Perennials, Plants, Salad Greens, Summer-Blooming bulbs, Vines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 49 Comments

Simple Little Things

Hi!  In the last few weeks, we’ve been posting about some big projects that we have been working on around the garden.  Things like rose trellises, turning firepits into focal points, cement tops and wine barrels for tables and a … Continue reading

Posted in Annuals, birdbaths, Clematis, Container Gardening, Delphiniums, firepit to planter, flower gardening, From Firepit To Focal Point, Garden Decorations, Garden Furniture And Decorations, Golden hops, Hardy geranium, Minerva's Garden videos, Perennials, Plant Combinations, Recycled Gardening, Rose Trellis, Summer-flowering plants, tabletop ideas, Vines, weather | Tagged , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Daylily Delights

After the flush of all the blooms in the garden at the end of May and beginning of June, things start to flag a little bit.  This is when my daylilies start putting on a show.  I love daylilies for … Continue reading

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Guerilla Gardening on the Summer Solstice

Here is something to think about: “Do what you can, with what you have, right where you are.”  Theodore Roosevelt That statement has always spoken to me, to not make excuses but to make an effort to move in the … Continue reading

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Down The Garden Path

Sorry I haven’t been posting as much as I usually do–I took a spill down some cement stairs and did a number on my foot, so I’ve been out of commission for a while.  However, I got out to the … Continue reading

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Columbine, Clematis and Friends

I got my first columbine plants as pass-along plants from my mother’s garden when we first moved into our home.  I’ve never purchased a columbine plant; I have several now, and many have undergone changes over the years, so that … Continue reading

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