Resources

Landscape Resource List

Download Putting Your Garden to Bed, notes from Sep. 25, 2019 meeting presentation.
Download Know What to Grow, a resource list from Duluth CISMA.

Native Plant Podcast

The Native Plant Podcast, www.nativeplantpodcast.com is designed for gardeners and landscapers who want to learn more about native plants in the landscape. Check their archives and special events, which feature well-known experts. Listen & learn while you wait for Spring!

Winter Sowing Handout

Winter sowing handout pdf

Native Plant Nursery Listing

Minnesota Noxious Weeds; includes Native and Non-native Look-alike Species for Comparison.

Produced by the MN Dept. of Transportation. (photos, descriptions, methods for removal, etc.)
https://www.dot.state.mn.us/roadsides/vegetation/pdf/noxiousweeds.pdf 

Local Sources of Native Plants

Shore View Natives
Phone: 218-341-5286
Email: [email protected]
 
Boreal Natives, Greenhouse (Plant, Tree, Shrub Retail Sales)
3943 Munger Shaw Road, Cloquet, MN 55720
Phone: 218-729-9044
E-mail: [email protected]
 
Boreal Natives (Design, Installation, Invasive Species Management)
110 East Highway 61, P.O. Box 323, Esko, MN 55733
Phone: 218-878-3369
E-mail: [email protected]
 

“How To” Information

Blue Thumb
The Blue Thumb program aims to encourage homeowners to use native plant gardening, rain gardens, and shoreline stabilization to reduce runoff from their home landscape in an effort improve water quality.  One element of the Blue Thumb program is an easy-to-use website for homeowners seeking native plant gardening information. Another key component is a rain garden installation manual for homeowners co-developed by Minnesota landscape ecologists Dan Shaw and Rusty Schmidt.

 

More Great Websites

Butterfly Garden Designs
Minnesota Native Plant Society
MN DNR Landscaping with Native Plants
US Forest Service Celebrating Wildflowers
Minnesota Wildflower Information

BugGuide.net! – an online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing our observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures. Includes photographs of bugs from the United States and Canada for identification and research.

The Prairie Pod – The Prairie Pod communicates the science surrounding prairie conservation, restoration/reconstruction, and management. Each episode covers a prairie-focused topic, and offers insights on related literature and places to explore Minnesota’s beautiful prairies and other amazing natural areas. You’ll hear discussions from a variety of experts, tackling the complexity, challenges and beauty of Minnesota’s prairie landscape. Weekly episodes are archived.