Our Favorite Plants

Winter Protection of Roses

Some roses need a little protection to make it through an Iowa winter.  More information about rose protection can be found in this article from Iowa State University Extension.

Our Favorite Plants

Picking your favorite plant is difficult.....maybe its better say, "whats my favorite plant right now?"!

Here is a list of plants Aaron & Melissa love or would love to try!

- Melissa love Peonies (they're just a classic!)

- Aaron enjoys Viburnums (there is just so much multi-season interest)

- Aaron likes Mukdenia (A fun shade perennial to try!).

- Melissa is looking forward to trying honey berry (Lonicera caerulea)

Pruning Clematis

Here is some great advice on pruning clematis from Fine Gardening. Remember, if this all seems overwhelming, you don't have to do any pruning - you'll just have a lot of stems and vines.  Or you can just prune them back to a few inches of the ground every several years and maybe sacrifice a few early season blooms.

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