Category Archives: Pollinator Gardens

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 ››

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 ››

Perennials for Fall Color

Maples, serviceberries, and oaks are classics for their vibrant late season color, but don't stop at trees when planning your fall landscape. For a fall garden that glows from the ground up, plant some of our favorite perennials for fall color.

Perennials for Great Fall Color  

Coral Bells and Foam Flowers Heucheras, Heucherellas, … 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 ››

Beautiful Black-Eyed Susans

The beauty of Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia) is hard to overstate. Reliable and quick to establish, these beautiful perennials attract birds, butterflies, and bees. The bright golden yellow flowers have black or brown centers and make a bold color statement in the garden from midsummer to fall.

Black-Eyed Susans are versatile when it comes to … Continue Reading ››