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Garden of Hans Hansen

Michigan is not only home of the incredible rock garden of Chris Hansen, (If you missed that post, you can read it here.) but also the beautiful garden of Hans Hansen. These two amazing guys share a love of plants and a last name, but not a family history. Hans Hansen is the head of… Continue reading Garden of Hans Hansen

Butterflies & Bees in the Garden · Perennials

Sanguisorba ‘Little Angel’ – A Cutie for the Garden

You must know about Sanguisorba minor ‘Little Angel’, a relatively new perennial. It is a real cutie! I first saw it in Tammy Schmitt’s garden while visiting gardens with fellow bloggers last summer. I was enchanted and knew I had to have some in my garden. Perfect for edging perennial borders, as an accent near… Continue reading Sanguisorba ‘Little Angel’ – A Cutie for the Garden

Annuals · Butterflies & Bees in the Garden · Container Gardening · Herbs · Perennials

Plant a Pollinator Pot

This week is National Pollinator Week. It is meant to call attention to the importance of pollinators. We have pollinators to thank for more than a third of the world’s crops, and their numbers are declining – a fact that should make us all want to do more to help butterflies, moths, bees of all… Continue reading Plant a Pollinator Pot

Container Gardening · Perennials

Lady’s Mantle – A Charming Perennial

Some perennials aren’t flashy. They don’t win our hearts with massive flowers in eye-popping shades. Instead, they are content to perform without fanfare, play a supporting role to their flamboyant friends, and win our hearts with their sweet and simple charm. Alchemilla mollis, commonly called lady’s mantle, is one of those perennials. Lady’s mantle is… Continue reading Lady’s Mantle – A Charming Perennial