Landscape Resource List

Download Know What to Grow, a resource list from Duluth CISMA.

Native Plant Podcast

The Native Plant Podcast, 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.) 

Local Sources of Native Plants

Shore View Natives
Phone: 218-341-5286
Boreal Natives, Greenhouse (Plant, Tree, Shrub Retail Sales)
3943 Munger Shaw Road, Cloquet, MN 55720
Phone: 218-729-9044
Boreal Natives (Design, Installation, Invasive Species Management)
110 East Highway 61, P.O. Box 323, Esko, MN 55733
Phone: 218-878-3369
Leaning Pine Native Landscapes
3130 S Camp Amnicon Rd, South Range, WI 54874
Phone: (715) 398-5453

“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

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