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Snags: The Life-Affirming Role of Dead Trees

Environmental educator Nick Voss ponders snags and life. (Photo: Nick Voss) As winter becomes a not-so-distant memory, gardeners, greenhouses, and landscapers are thrilled to return to a celebration of life. But before we join the chorus, there‚Äôs the in-between gloomy zone of spring. Some may wait and suffer through it, but I invite you to…  Read More

A Pollinator Project That Soaks in Rainwater

A Lawns to Legume Story Another participant project from Lawns to Legumes, a Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources program supporting residents to create pollinator habitat in their yards through cost-share grants and other resources. I had the good fortune to move next door to a landscape architect. Though retired, she was willing to…  Read More

Wild Ones Twin Cities

The Twin Cities Chapter of Wild Ones was chartered in 2001 and is one of several chapters in Minnesota. Our chapter is the founder and co-host of the popular Design With Nature Native Plant Conference. As we have grown, so has our network of native plant enthusiasts, gardeners, landscapers, nurseries and institutions who support our…  Read More

Glacial Ridge Growers

Glacial Ridge Growers is a greenhouse operation dedicated to propagating and growing a large and diverse selection of local-ecotype native plants. We supply garden centers, landscapers, and individuals with native flowers, grasses, and shrubs, including a very large selection of pollinators. We grow all of our plants sustainably without neonicotinoids, GMOs, or other harmful chemicals.