One of the MSHS Facebook fans requested that we put up a list of all the 30 great plants for northern gardens that we profiled in November. The list is below, but one thing we realized in working through this month of great plants is how many wonderful options we northern gardeners have. Which of…

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Anytime a plant’s common name starts with the word “Siberian” you know it’s a good bet for northern gardens. Siberian iris (Iris sibirica) are among the most reliable of the plants for northern gardens. Siberian iris have narrow, grass-like foliage, with varieties ranging from a diminutive 12 inches in height to nearly 40. Like other…

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