My name is Hannah, and I garden in Zone 4, in southeastern Minnesota. I have a full-sun garden that I started in 2017 when we built our home on our 30-acre farm. I love starting all my annuals and most of my perennials from seed in our free house. It saves money and allows me to plant big-impact plantings. The winters are long but great for garden planning. These photos are from spring last year.
I love planting bulbs because they are so wonderful to look forward to.
Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ (Zones 3–9)
Catmint (Nepeta × faassenii, Zones 3–8), with a blooming plum tree behind
I have serviceberry (Amalanchier sp., Zone 4 – 8), and I love the way the trunks look with plants under them.
Birch tree (Betula nigra, Zones 4–9) with tulips (Tulipa hybrid, Zones 3–8)
Alpine lady’s mantle (Alchemilla alpina, Zones 4–7) is smaller than the more common Alchemilla mollis (Zones 3–8) and has serrated leaves. It is pictured here with ‘Elijah Blue’ fescue (Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’, Zones 4–8).
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