Today’s photo is from Tricia Frostad in Chanhassen, Minnesota. She says, “My garden was planted about 8 years ago and it’s amazing how it’s all filled in so nicely and that everything just works together. I believe I have nearly every color in the rainbow in my garden. In the foreground is ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum (Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’, USDA Hardiness Zones 3-11), a Carefree Delight(TM) shrub rose (Rosa ‘Meipotal’, Zones 4-11), and a large stand of ‘Kobold’ blazing star (Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’, Zones 4-9). Three small blue spruce shrubs (Picea sp., Zones 2-8) give the garden an unexpected dimension. Other perennials include coneflowers (Rudbeckia spp. and cvs., Zones 3-11), garden phlox (Phlox paniculata cvs., Zones 4-8), Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium spp. and cvs., Zones 3-11), butterfly weed (Asclepias spp. and cvs., Zones 3-11) and ‘Jacob Cline’ bee balm (Monarda ‘Jacob Cline’, Zones 4-9), which I take divisions from every year, as otherwise it would take over my entire garden! Of course I always throw in some annuals for their constant color, especially impatiens, which have never failed me. Because it’s now so full, I have a lot less problem with weeds, which is a great thing! I am currently a master gardener intern in Carver County. I’m hoping this will be a good outlet to share my love of gardening with others.” Thanks, Tricia, for sharing your beautiful garden with us!
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