The January/February issue of Northern Gardener will be on newsstands tomorrow and it’s full of stories and photos to warm the coldest, sub-zero night of the winter. Just look at that gorgeous photo of a ‘Rosa de la Noche’ waterlily on the cover.
Thank you, Soni Forsman, for sharing that beautiful shot with Northern Gardener readers as well as advice on which are the best water plants to choose no matter the size of your water garden. While pond-sized water gardens are a commitment, it’s much easier to maintain a container or small water garden, and you can still enjoy the plants Soni recommends. It’s something worth considering for your 2019 garden.
This issue also introduces readers to the amazing garden of Barbara Burgum, a garden that has recently been added to the Archives of American Gardens, a record of exceptional gardens from throughout our nation’s history. Barbara’s garden on Lake Minnetonka is beautifully designed and curated, filled with native plants that enhance the Arts and Crafts home and the lakeside property. Gail Brown Hudson’s story and photos show the care that has gone into the creation and maintenance of the property.
For more garden excitement, check out Michelle Mero Riedel’s 15 Shade Superstars, plants that bring color, texture and interest to your shade garden or Nancy Eike’s profile of a pocket garden in downtown White Bear Lake, Minn. The garden was formerly a nondescript alley. Due to the work of two business owners, it’s been transformed into a four-season oasis.
We also have an article on ramps, a favorite with foragers that can also be grown in shady home gardens. Samantha Johnson offers information, planting tips and even a recipe for ramps lovers. Finally, Diane McGann has the basics on one of the hottest trends in gardening—houseplants! For all the young plant growers, she has information on easiest plants to grow in low, medium or high light situations and which are the best plants for neglectful gardeners.
This, plus our columnists, community events, class listings and more are in the latest issue. Check it out!