I found this article about how to plant a tree under Project Learning Tree. I was happy to see they recommended planting native species. ‘Thought I’d share. The song is darling. Enjoy!
See also Trees and Shrubs for Early Pollinators.
If you live in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin, next Saturday May 19th is the day to pick up your order from the Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter’s Spring Native Plant Sale. All the pre-orders will have been sorted, and will be ready for pick-up. But there will be plenty of additional native prairie and shade plants available for you to add to your order or to just simply pick out. This plant sale is a good opportunity to purchase native plants at a lucrative price to add to your landscape, while at the same time “talking to the choir” about native plants, pollinators and the environment in general. [Read more…]
In my earlier post about Gardening for Pollinators, I talked primarily about pollinators and flowering plants, also known as angiosperms. But there’s a whole other group of plants out there which require pollen as well — specifically grasses and trees. Grasses are angiosperms, however, trees are typically referred to as gymnosperms.The difference between these types of plants is that angiosperms have ovaries, while gymnosperms do not. [Read more…]
As you wander from one plant location to another, you may wonder which plants are native and which are not native and how to tell which is which. The simplest way is by comparing the plant stakes labels which contain the botanical name and habitat conditions for each plant. [Read more…]