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We can’t forget about the Minnesota State Wildflower! These natives are found throughout much of the state, however are a rare find. They like wetlands and moist soils in woodlands or openings. In 1925 it became illegal to pick this particular orchid in Minnesota due t...

This is a great plant to add color to borders or perennial gardens. These compact 2’ plants produce orange flower clusters from June through September and attract butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and other insects. Butterfly Weed likes full sun and moist soils, eventual...

Swamp Milkweed is crucial to the survival of Monarch butterflies. Adult Monarchs only lay their eggs on Milkweed as this is the only food source for the caterpillars. Swamp Milkweed stand 2-4’ tall and has fragrant pink/purple flower clusters that last from June to Aug...

The Lead Plant is great for dry, sunny areas in naturalized or native gardens and is adaptable to a wide range of soil structures. This plant grows 1-3’ tall and produces bluish purple flower clusters from June through September. It has foliage that stands out among ot...

Anise Hyssop (Blue Giant Hyssop) is a great addition to any garden and is an effective attractant for bumblebees. Every time we are installing these in the landscape, before the day is over there are bees out there pollinating the plants! In the wild, these plants can...

White Wild Indigo is a taller native, reaching 3 to 5’ high and produces long white flowers above bluish green foliage in late spring. Seed pods follow the flowers and will dry out and rattle in the wind, producing an auditory attraction in the landscape. These pods ad...

March 21, 2018

Have you ever considered what happens with the storm-water from the impervious sufaces of the urban landscape??

We have. We place a strong emphasis on sustainability within our company and runoff is a major concern not only within our organization but within organizatio...

Everyone knows about the annual Geraniums that are so wildly popular, however here is a native Geranium that adds delicate purple color to the garden in late spring and early summer! Geranium Maculatum is native to the southeastern quarter of the state and grows in pra...

Wild Lupine has a very unique leaf structure, being palmately compounded and sends attractive bluish-purple flower blooms above the foliage in late spring to early summer. These plants prefer full sun and dry, slightly acidic soils. One memory I have of these plants ar...

This Minnesota native is one of our favorite summer blooming plants that we use in the landscape. The flowers are very large (2-4”) and really pop out with their reddish orange interior surrounded by a yellow outer ring. They have a compact growth habit and make an awe...

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