An urban prairie at the Allen Centennial Garden at UW-Madison. Designed by Josh Steger, Director of Horticulture. Photo by author.

The author, circa early 2010s on a visit to Northwind Perennial Farm, compulsive plant buying in action. For the record, yes, they all fit in the car.

The pale peach and beige spires of Digitalis ferruginea. I let this plant pop up wherever it wants to. No two years are the same.

Above: Baby-gardener-Ben, sowing seeds with my dad. The mischief mentioned below happens after this photo was taken.
It’s never too late to plant garlic on December 23…

Benjamin Futa

When you connect with plants, anyone can garden. Let’s grow stuff.

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