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Lenten Roses: Hellebores are here!

By Julie Joyce February 27, 2020

Hellebores are commonly known as Lenten Roses and get their names due to the fact that they..

Hot Plant Alert: Echinacea Kismet Raspberry

By Angela Iseli May 7, 2019

This is such a fun perennial! The newest addition to the Kismet series, this coneflower is truly..

Our Favorite Pet-Friendly Perennials

By Julie Joyce April 24, 2019

Pets are a member of the family and keeping them safe and healthy is a priority, both inside and..

Hot Plant Alert: Heuchera Rio

By Angela Iseli April 3, 2019

Also known as Coral Bells, heuchera is a foliage perennial that adds color and texture to shade..

Perennial Lavender: A Top Choice of Landscape Designers

By Heather Moister July 17, 2018

Perennial lavender is one of the most recognized garden perennials due to it's graceful shape, the..

My Latest Favorite Perennial: Penny's Pink Hellebore (Lenten Rose

By Heather Moister April 2, 2018
Consider yourself a bit of a crazy plant lady? Me, too.
I love plant science and am amazed by..

Our Favorite Things: Plants, Landscape & More

By Julie Joyce July 12, 2017

We're starting something new! Everyone that works for The Barn has one thing in common; a passion..

Illinois Perennials for Pollinators

By Julie Joyce June 7, 2017

The Best Illinois Perennials for Pollinators


There has been much discussion in the news lately..

Hellebores (Lenten Roses): Early Spring Bloomer

By Julie Joyce April 2, 2017

Hellebores: Spring Perennial Bloomer


Like Coneflowers and Heucheras, plant breeders have gone..

The Best Plants for Cut Flowers

By Julie Joyce January 16, 2017


There's nothing we love more than waking up in the morning and exploring what's happened in our..

Perennials: Native Prairie Grasses for the Landscape

By Julie Joyce August 22, 2016

From turf to tall, August is all about grasses. This month, our blog will feature posts on every..

The Top 10 Ornamental Grasses for your Landscape

By Julie Joyce August 12, 2016

From turf to tall, August is all about grasses. This month, our blog will feature posts on every..


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