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.
So much cheery color from bulbs!
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)
Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis, Zones 2–8) with Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica, Zones 3–8) behind it
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).
Penstemon digitalis ‘Huskers Red’ (Zones 3–8) beside a feather reed grass (Calamagrostis × acutiflora, Zones 5–8)
If you want to see more of this garden, check out the last time Hannah shared with us on the GPOD (Hannah’s Flower Garden), as well as her Instagram: @hannahs_garden_journal
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Hannah, your garden is beautiful and the perfect tonic for our current 4 degrees as we wait for the Winter storm due today! Greetings from Saint Paul!!!
Thank you! 4 degrees here too! Good to know there are many gardeners like me! Enjoy the snow storm :)
Love all your color in your lush spring garden, Hannah. Totally delightful on a cold and dreary day in Maine. I'd love to see your garden later, too, filled with all the seedlings you are starting now.
Thank you! Are you on Instagram? I have lots of photos posted there. Or check out the link above to the last time I shared here…there are photos from later in the season. :)
Wonderful! My jonquils, species tulips, hyacinths, flowering quince and camellias are putting on a show here south of Charlotte. Carolina Jessamine, too!! Thanks for sharing your very happy garden.
Your garden sounds beautiful! My parents live in Greenville, SC and their garden is likewise so far ahead of mine!
What a beautiful garden to see on a grey winter day here in Massachusetts, and when you in MN are bracing for another blizzard. Your bulbs remind me that when I plant bulbs, I try to remember to plant 2-4 times as many as I think I want because they will be so pretty in a bigger group. As we can see in your photos.
I’m definitely trying to do that too! You can never have too many
Beautiful spring bulb garden!
Such a spectacular spring you must have with all those bulbs!
You have a really, really pretty garden. Enjoy.
Hannah, I don't know if you will see this comment but you are a gardener after my own heart! I love spring bulbs!!!!!!!!!!!
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