“I do hold it, in the royal ordering of gardens, there ought to be gardens, for all the months in the year; in which, severally, things of beauty may be then in season. … but my meaning is perceived, that you may have ver perpetuum, as the place affords." ~ Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) in “Of Gardens” Can we have “ver perpetuum”—flowers blooming in our gardens every month of the year —in Indiana? Yes, we can. Learn about flowers that bloom in late fall, early spring, and if we are lucky, even during the wintertime in Indiana and the Midwest.
Carol Michel is a lifelong gardener and resident of Indiana with a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture Production from Purdue University. She spent over three decades making a living working in healthcare IT while making a life for herself in her garden. Now she calls herself a gardenangelist and spends most of her time in her garden, sharing all things gardening with anyone who will listen. She is an avid collector of old gardening books and claims to have the largest hoe collection in the world. She regularly writes about her old books, hoes, and many other gardening related topics for Indiana Gardening and on her award-winning garden blog, www.maydreamsgardens.com. She is the author of the recently released book Potted & Pruned: Living a Gardening Life.