Selecting Native Plants and Seed for Your Property – Growing Zones

Bre Bauerly Plants, Pollinators, Prairies, Seed Mixes, tips, wildflowers

Many gardeners are used to shopping for those hardy perennial plants according to their growing zone. We have such a unique set of challenges with growing and overwintering plants in Minnesota and the Midwest. Something a lot of people don’t know is that native plants, don’t go by zone – they go by historical range data. So instead of assigning …

Spring fever!

Bre Bauerly Uncategorized

This time of year always feels so exciting to those of us dreaming of getting outside! There have been a lot of photos and articles floating around about “waiting to rake and clean up gardens until temps are above 50 degrees” or similar. So what’s a gardener to do?! It really is great advice – not only are native pollinators …

2019 Small Seed Packets – Now Available!

Bre Bauerly Pollinators, wildflowers

For the past several years, MNL has been creating a small native seed packet as a way to get more native plants out on the landscape across MN. These packets are the perfect size for a person just starting out with adding native plants to a garden, or for an experienced native gardener to fill in bare spots in their …

It’s a good year for monarch butterflies!

Bre Bauerly Pollinators

Looking around outside, you may be able to spot more of these majestic creatures than you would have in previous years. We are observing that it has been a good summer for monarch butterflies around Minnesota! Walking around MNL’s native seed production fields this time of year when the migratory butterflies are hatching, is quite a sight!   Monarch butterflies …

2018 MNL Seed Mixes

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Our 2018 seed mixes are here! It’s the perfect time to begin planning your spring project! Order online, or call us with questions. We’ve added some fun new options this year! New mix options include: –MNL Songbird mix -A mixed height version of our popular upland dry mix -A version of our Savanna mix designed with shorter height grasses -A …

2018 Seed Mixes are up!

Bre Bauerly Uncategorized

We have updated our seed mixes and prices for 2018! This year we have made a few updates based on popular requests. We have added a mixed height version of our upland dry mix, to include wonderful species such as big bluestem and Indian grass. We have also added a shortgrass component to our savanna mix to complement back yard …

20 years of Minnesota Native Landscapes

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In celebration of MNL’s 20th year in business, we are looking back at just how far things have come. 1998 was the year, at a hobby farm in Foley, MN where Minnesota Native Landscapes began it’s work in the ecological restoration field. MNL started out with two employees, the owners: Joe Schaffer and Paul Jackson. These entrepreneurs focused their efforts …

Milkweed Pod Santa

Bre Bauerly milkweed

What does MNL do with the thousands of milkweed pods leftover from our annual fall Milkweed for Monarchs collection? Well, most of them go into compost, but one unique use for them is to make Santa ornaments for the tree! All you need for this fun holiday craft is dried milkweed pod halves, string or ribbon, paint, small white poms, …