Native Gardens Raingardens Shoreline Stabilization


If you want to do your part to protect water right in your own yard, the Blue Thumb - Planting for Clean Water program can help. We aim to make it easy for residents to plan, purchase and plant beautiful native gardens, raingardens and shorelines. These cost-effective plantings require little watering and minimal care after established. They also invite birds and butterflies to your yard.

Please Pledge To Plant

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Dr. Seuss--The Lorax Thanks for making your pledge!

Learn More About Blue Thumb Projects, Events & Resources

The Award-Winning Blue Thumb Program

was the first stop on the Cousteau "Blue Legacy Tour" sponsored by National Geographic!

Green Gift Ideas

How about a raingarden book or a gift card to a Blue Thumb nursery, landscape designer, or installer? Find out more


Dawn Pape, Marketing and Partner Engagement Director,
Metro Blooms | P.O. Box 17099 | Minneapolis, MN 55417 | P: 651.485.5171