Posts By: Heather Wendel

Lesser Known Shrubs of the Northland with Gene Schmidt, Wed Nov 29

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Learn about Lesser Known Shrubs of the Northland Join us on Wednesday, November 29 for a talk by Gene Schmidt on the lesser known shrubs of the Northland. Gene is the woody plant production manager at Boreal Natives. Photo credit: Prairie Restoration – Downy arrowood (Viburnum rafinesquianum)   Location: Hartley Nature Center    Time: Wednesday,… Read more »

Seed Collection, Storage, and Planting with Dan Schutte – Wed. September 27

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Learn about Native Seed Collection, Storage, and Planting! Join us for a seed & shrub exchange followed by an informative presentation by Dan Schutte, owner of Shoreview Natives. Dan will discuss seed collection & storage, propagating native plants using indoor, homemade light systems, and different approaches to site preparation and planting native plugs. If you are interested… Read more »

Wild Ones Yard Tour – Wednesday, August 23 on Congdon Blvd

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Join fellow members for a Wild Ones Yard Tour of Ken and Nan Greshowak’s two acre forest setting gardens on Lake Superior, which includes:  Organic gardens and rain garden with native plants, shrubs, and trees Fruits (blueberries, grapes, honeyberries, raspberries, red and black currants, and cranberries) Deep bed vegetables that grow in their moist, cool… Read more »

Wild Ones Yard Tour – Wednesday, July 26 near UMD

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Join fellow members for a Wild Ones Yard Tour at the home of Cindy and Jim French. Stop by to see their fruit trees, new greenhouse, vegetable and native flower gardens, and terraced rain gardens!   Date: Wednesday, July 26 Time: 6:30-8 pm Location: 111 W. Kent Road (near UMD) Rain Date: Friday, July 28… Read more »

Spruce up our Lakewalk Wild Ones garden! May 24

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Spruce up our Lakewalk Wild Ones garden! We will be cleaning up the garden, edging, and digging & potting excess plants for the Duluth Garden Flower Plant Sale on Saturday May 27 (our only fundraiser). Bring hand tools, shovel, work gloves, kneeling pad, bucket, a chair and plastic pots. No rain date.  Other work dates will be… Read more »

Examining Arrowhead rocks and their plants! – May 2 Meeting

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Ancient Rocks of Minnesota’s Arrowhead, and the Plants that Love Them  John Green will review the dramatic geological history of the Arrowhead area, with maps and outcrop photos, and then feature some of the interesting common and more unusual plants in the area, especially those that like to grow on the rocks.   John Green is… Read more »

Monarch Butterflies in Mexico – March 29 Presentation

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Join us for a presentation on Sally and Jim Larson’s February visit to the Mexican monarch sanctuaries. They will share their photos and provide information on the status of the population.  Location: Hartley Nature Center Time: 6:30 pm refreshments & socialize, 7:00 pm program Monarch Related Events and News: Duluth Monarch Buddies meet the last Monday of… Read more »

Weds. February 22 – Tree and Shrub Pruning, Presenter: Louise Levy

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Weds. February 22 –  Tree and Shrub Pruning.  Presenter: Louise Levy Hartley Nature Center –  6:30 pm refreshments & socialize, 7:00 pm program Resource provided by Louis: Table: Flower bud location on deciduous shrubs, vines, and small trees – blooms on “Old Wood” vs. “New Wood” – PDF document Tree pruning is essential for long-term… Read more »