Category Archives: Natives

Trees and Shrubs for Pollinator Gardens

Annuals and perennials aren't the only game in town when it comes to supporting pollinators. Many trees and shrubs are perfect for pollinator gardens and offer not only food, but essential protection and habitat for an array of pollinators.

Another fantastic benefit of planting trees and shrubs for pollinators is that many support other … Continue Reading ››

National Pollinator Month: Perennial Pollinator Garden Basics

It’s National Pollinator Month, and that means it's time to celebrate all things winged and crawling with a perennial pollinator garden!

The plants we choose for a pollinator garden and the practices we employ make a huge difference. Choosing nectar rich plants, native plants, host/habitat plants, and opting for low … Continue Reading ››

Winterberry in Winter!

I’ve had a number of people reach out with questions about the plants with the bright red berries.  These are winterberry bushes, and they are excellent additions to our Minnesota landscape.  Winter is long here, plants that provide color and interest during the snowy and brown months are often overlooked in spring and … Continue Reading ››

Late Blooming Chelone, Turtlehead

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips' AKA: Pink Turtlehead

The aptly-named Turtlehead is a fall favorite! Not only do their beautiful blossoms resemble the shape of a turtle's head, but late-blooming Turtlehead  takes all season to come out of its shell. And it's worth the wait! … Continue Reading ››