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 …

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 …