WELCOME TO THE MIDWEST GROUNDCOVERS DISPLAY & PLANT TRIAL GARDENS!
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!
Friday, June 10, 2011
Piet Oudolf Visit
This week will be a little shorter than most. It has been busy and a lot of things have been going on. On Monday, we had world famous designer Piet Oudolf on site to look at the garden he designed in 2004. We discussed many options including the elimination of varieties that we no longer grow. Some of the items that will be coming out of the garden include Limonium latifolium, Panicum 'Dallas Blues', Aster novae-angliae that wasn't intended on being planted in the garden, but seeded there from some faraway land. Also being removed will be areas of Salvia 'Blue Hill' and Anemone 'September Charm'. Some of the plants that we will be introducing into the garden include Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe', Monarda bradburiana, Scabiosa 'Pink Mist', and Nepeta 'Early Bird' to name a few. As the project continues on, I will be blogging the progress with more detail. Until that time, thanks for reading, and have a great day.