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 ››
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 ››
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 ››
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 ››
At the intersection of edible landscaping and pollinator gardening, Prunus Americana is poised to please. The free-spirited gardener interested in creating a food forest and planting for pollinators will adore the American Plum. Likewise, this spring specimen works marvelously in more manicured gardens as long as regular pruning is performed.
The American Plum is … Continue Reading ››