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Aging Gardens
Joe Landsberger
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Ideas for color and companions
in the garden:

Perennials in April |
Perennials in May |
Perennials in June |
Perennials in July |
Perennials in September

Ground covers through the months |
Shrubs through the months |
Trees through the months |
Installations and art |

West End Neighbors
Garden and History Tours

Minnesota Noxious Weed List
(external link)

Minnesota Wildflowers
(external link)

Extremely Cold Hardy Perennials
Perennial Resource (external link)

Best Performing Perennials
Midwest Gardening  (external link)

My professional homepage

Virtual Tour of the Leech-Goodrich Gardens


Early Garden tours (pdf's):
 2012 WENGT V | 2013 WENGT VI | 2014 WENGT VII | 2015 WENGT VIII |

Garden tours with histories (pdf's):
2002: Gateway to a New World: Building Čech and Slovak Communities in the West End
2016 WENGT IX: Brewery histories of the West End from 1848 |
2017 WENGT X:
Little Bohemia |
2018 WENGT XI:
Jefferson/Randolph/West 7th/Lexington |
Between West 7th and the Mississippi River out to Fort Snelling |
Origin story of Fort Road/West Seventh Street, the Township/City of Saint Paul, the Territory/State of Minnesota from 1840.

My residential gardens on Goodrich Avenue and Leech Street have been featured several garden and history tours including thirteen West End Neighbors' Garden (and History) Tours in West Seventh Street of Saint Paul.

Belinda Jensen KARE


On June 24, 2011 my Gardens were featured on Channel 11 KARE News at 5 and 6 p.m. Belinda Jensen interviewed me and Steve about the gardens, as well as the local community and its history. Back when I first bought the house in 1979 the property offered great promise, situated on a point on the bluff. Now only the giant hackberry tree stands from that time, but joined by much hardscape and innumerable plantings. Over time the gardens have taken on a life of their own.  One friend said that my plants don't bother to put down their roots since they know they'll just be moved anyway. ;-{)

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The greatest gift
of the garden
is the restoration
of the five senses.
Hanna Rion 1875-1924,
English author