Heeled In Plants (aka what to do when it's still cold outside)

Heeled In Plants (aka what to do when it's still cold outside)

Was your plant appetite bigger than your time available for planting? Dig a shallow trench in your garden or bare soil, take the plants out of the bags, lay the roots in the trench, cover the roots well with soil, and use your heel or palms to tamp down the soil over the roots. Keep them moist and they'll hold until you're ready to plant. 

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The 2018 Annual Plant Sale Was Awesome. Thanks to YOU!

The 2018 Annual Plant Sale Was Awesome. Thanks to YOU!

The 2018 Annual Plant Sale is in the record books. Nearly 50,000 plants went out the door and we could not have done it without YOU! Thanks for supporting native plants and better ground! And, volunteers, you rock our world! Thanks!

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Pollinator Art Contest Winners Announced

Pollinator Art Contest Winners Announced

Bees, bats, and butterflies, oh my! After reviewing hundreds of entries, the winners of the 2018 Native Plant Sale Pollinator Art Contest have been selected! All entries, including the winning pieces, will be on display at our Annual Native Plant Sale held this Saturday, February 10 at the Evergreen Fairgrounds in Monroe. Come out and take a look, peruse the plants for sale, visit educational booths, and vote on your favorite art piece for the People's Choice Award.

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Fruit Trees Will Soothe Your Spirit and Brighten Your Mind

Fruit Trees Will Soothe Your Spirit and Brighten Your Mind

Many people forget about fruit trees when they are planning out their yards, but they should not be overlooked. They are so simple, so rewarding, and so beautiful. They represent our most ancient connection to the bounty of nature. They are fun to work on, soothing to look at, and their personalities are all so different.

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Your Lawn As Art

Your Lawn As Art

Maybe you read last week’s editorial about lawns stifling creativity and you’ve started to second guess the big rectangle of grass in your front yard, but you’re hesitant to get rid of your lawn altogether. After all, you’ve got kids, or pets, or both, and it’s a great space to play!

I’ve got good news for you: you can keep your lawn and be creative with it at the same time.

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Creating Bee Habitat in Four Easy Steps

Creating Bee Habitat in Four Easy Steps

Like all new endeavors, creating habitat for local pollinators can seem a little daunting at first glance. If you take it step by step however, it can be simple, interesting, and rewarding for you and your plants.

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