End of Season Bedding Plant Sale

Bidens Bee-Dance Painted Red

We’ve had enough. It is your turn to plant, water and enjoy!

All annuals in packs and most in pots are buy one get one free! Elephant Ears, caladium, cannas, callas and dahlias are 20% off. So are most hanging baskets and planters!

Happy Returns Hemerocallis

This is a prime time to plant perennials. We have a great selection of perennials and nursery stock, too.  June 28 we are offering a class with a light meal – Perfecting Perennials – Call now to reserve your spot!

June hours are Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. The Prairie Bistro serves lunch 11 am to 1:30 pm each day.

Cool, New, Fun!

Just a few of our new items for this spring!


Petunia ‘Night Sky’ has a unique splash of color on a deep blue background. The name was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s painting Starry Starry Night. The amount of white will change as the season changes. This one will be fun to watch!

Petunia Supertunia Honey

Petunia ‘Supertunia Honey’ is a warm mix of yellows, oranges and pink.


Kniphofia ‘Poco Red’, more commomly know as Torch Lily.  Although perennial elsewhere (NOT HERE!) we are growing this funky plant as a Thriller container plant or for your full sun flower bed. It loves heat and drought.


Gaillardia ‘Red Sun’. Broad petaled “suns” of hot orange-red float over the mounding foliage of this blanket-flower. It is hardy to zone 3 but we plan on using it as an annual in containers, as well as in our well drained perennial beds.

Balsamic Blooms Basil

Basil ‘Balsamic Blooms’ is both edible and decorative. Flavors range from mint (blooms) to sweet basil (leaves). Plant in pots to enjoy in your outdoor living space or in your garden for a lush harvest!


Pansiola is a fun blend of pansy and viola! Great for hanging baskets and planters.

Go-Go Speckled Pink Dahlia Go-Go Two Tone Red Dahlia

Dahlia Go-Go Series ‘Speckled’ and ‘Two-Tone Red’ are a new introduction which make a great stand-alone plant or thriller in your large containers.

Calibrochoa Close Up! Calibrochoa Magenta Mayhem

Calibrochoa ‘Close Up!’ (left) and ‘Magenta Mayhem’ (right) add a soft semi-double and unique splash of color to our lineup of ‘million bells’ type of flowers.

Little Zin Hibiscus

Hibiscus ‘Little Zin’ is like the ‘Mahogany Splendor’ we have carried for years, except it is more compact and dense-a bit more controllable in containers!

Gerbera Bengal Mix

Gerbera ‘Bengal Mix’ is super-cool! This showy daisy is much bigger than its older siblings. The blossoms and foliage outgrow the normal gerbs and they come in six colors. Be sure not to over crowd gerbera daisies to get the most bloom for your buck.

Begonia Unstoppable Fire

Begonia ‘Unstoppable Fire’ makes a statement with bright orange open flowers and dark foliage. They do well in part sun or part shade.

Dianthus Jolt Cherry

Dianthus ‘Jolt Cherry’ is very floriferous! It is lightly fragrant and will do well either in a large container or making a bold statement in a front flower bed. It also makes a fabulous cut flower!

Bidens Bee-Dance Painted Red

Bidens ‘Bee-Dance Painted Red’ shouts out summer time! The two-tone blossoms cover a very aggressive plant that loves heat and sun.






Fall Bulbs

Now is the perfect time to plant your spring blooming bulbs. This year’s bulbs are very nice, large bulbs. Pick them up this weekend when you join us for Oktoberfest at The Prairie Bistro or call 756-6072 to make sure we are in (we almost always are!).

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My personal fav is the Spring Green tulip!

To plant, dig a hole about 6 inches deep and at least 12 inches wide. Add a dusting of bone meal, place 3-5 or more bulbs in each hole, and cover with soil. Water well. Keep the spot moist until freeze up.


Okay, I meant my favorite tulip. I think my favorite fall bulb is daffodil. They are deer resistant and seem to tolerate moist springs better than tulips (at least they out performed many other plants this spring 🙂 ). Use the same planting procedure as for the tulips.


Squills are great naturalizers. Plant these little gems about 2 inches deep.


Don’t forget crocus! Crocus need to reside about 3 inches below the surface of the soil.

Shockwave Phlox

Yeah, I know this isn’t a fall bulb, but I really couldn’t resist tucking this photo in. Shockwave Phlox is another favorite. This resilient soul is planted in a flower bed that got absolutely no extra anything this summer. Even before it bloomed, the foliage brightened up the landscape!

It’s Buying Time!


Judy and Soni and Kaitlin are in Minneapolis playing Santa’s Elves this week! It is time to do all of our ordering for the 2015 Spring Season. On our way, we played a bit today. This perfect Japanese Anemone at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum was blooming it’s fool head off!


The Arboretum has a special ‘Nature in Glass’ display right now. Amazing!


We were inspired and worn out!

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Favorite Child

I have to admit I am really fickle when it comes to which flowers are my favorite. I mean, I love pansies in the spring. Well, always, actually, but especially in the spring.


And daffodils always make me happy.


‘Siloam Amazing Grace’ Daylily is an all-time summer favorite.

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As is ‘Conc d’Or’ lily. Smells heavenly and is soooo majestic! (do you notice a color preference?)Conch d or

But I think that my all-time fav (at least for now) is ‘Coral Charm’ peony. The color is so unique. It isn’t orange. It isn’t red. It isn’t pink. It is a true, bright coral.

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Another ‘charming’ thing about Coral Charm is that she isn’t expensive. Although after we all have been watching her bloom, the supply might get awfully short!