There's so much that changes in the MG landscape throughout the year...we thought a plant trial and garden blog was the best way to start sharing "what's new" and "what's happening with all those new varieties" with you! Visit often for updates on how trial plants are performing in the gardens and to see photos throughout the season as we grow and change!

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Astilbe 'Vision in Red' with Hosta 'Patriot' and Carex 'Ice Dance'

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Early Season Bloomers

Hello again,
It has been some time since I last posted on the blog. I apologize for the length in time. Hopefully some beautiful pictures will make up for it. Midwest Groundcovers is offering some really great
plants in new sizes!
Salvia 'May Night' is a tried and true perennial that has some excellent uses. We are now offering this plant in a flat of 12. These plants offer themselves up very nicely to combination gardens. The 04 size is easier to carry around, and there are more varieties to choose from. Allium 'Summer Beauty', Sporobolus heterolepis, and Geranium 'Max Frei' to name a few.
Zizia aurea This American Beauties Native Plants® offering is a prime candidate to be combined with Salvia 'May Night'. The color combination is striking and they start to bloom around the same time. Zizia is a highly beneficial perennial for the native garden. Its early season flowers offer pollen to insects which feed migratory songbirds and the foliage is food for the black swallowtail butterflies.
Using 60% Salvia 'May Night' and 40% Zizia aurea creates and excellent Midwest Solution® for the dry sunny area of your garden. The combination will reach heights of 24-30" tall.
Thanks for reading and until next time, have a great day!

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