Category Archives: Bees and Butterflies

Minnesota Native Plants for Pollinators

Interested in gardening for pollinators? Plant some Minnesota native plants! Though many of our favorite introduced landscape plants are attractive to pollinators, native plants are considered the gold standard to support endangered species like our Minnesota state bee, the rusty-patched bumblebee. 

Getting Started with Natives

If you’re the go big or go home type, establish … Continue Reading ››

Fun Ways to Use Annuals

Annual season is finally here in Minnesota and we’re so excited for overflowing containers, colorful flower beds, and luscious hanging baskets! If you’re itching to get creative, annuals are a great way to experiment with new color and texture combinations. We carry a huge selection of Minnesota grown annuals to play with!

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A Relaxed Approach to Fall Garden Tasks

Fall garden tasks are a kind of last hoorah for Northern gardeners. Working outside on a crisp fall day is indeed a beautiful way to say farewell to the garden for the season. As you reach for your rake this year, consider a more relaxed approach to fall cleanup. There are marked benefits … Continue Reading ››

Coneflower Crazy

Coneflowers (Echinacea) are the stars of the summer garden.  It is almost impossible to take your eyes off of the masses of colorful flowers that stand in a long-lasting display. Their colorful petals are arranged around beautiful cones that show in orange, bronze, yellow, and green. Flowers come in an array of colors … Continue Reading ››