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Refresh your garden at native plant sales

Start your fall garden with perennial native plants that are drought and flood tolerant and return every year. Check out these local, native plant sales and more native plant nurseries nationwide.

A variety of native wildflowers, sedges, grasses, trees and shrubs suitable for shade, partial shade, sun, dry or moist conditions are good options for fall planting. To […]

Why should everyone plant milkweed?

Milkweed is a beautiful native plant in the garden, but more importantly it is the only larval host plant of the monarch butterfly. So, when the milkweed disappears, so do the monarchs.

There is a complex range of issues leading to the decreased number of monarchs. Having just one food source is a critical one. Milkweed […]

Let kids plug in to new nature story time

A new online Nature Stories Around the World launches today with videos of children’s nature stories being read by a biologist and environmental expert.

Margo Farnsworth, author and biomimicry expert and educator, started the new online experience for children and their parents with the help of Sami Aaron, executive director of the non-profit, the Resilient Activist. […]

Track a pollinator migration at Butterfly Festival

Follow a butterfly’s annual migration from the Midwest to Mexico and see 1,000 butterflies and moths at Powell Garden’s Festival of Butterflies from July 21 to August 7.

The festival begins in the glass-walled Martha Jane Phillips Starr Butterfly Conservatory, which will have more than a 1,000 butterflies and moths flying among tropical plants that are native […]

Load up on native plants at sales this weekend

Create a beautiful landscape, rain garden or bioswale with locally grown native wildflowers, grasses and more on sale at two native plant sales this weekend.

Native wildflowers and grasses can be easy to grow and the perennials will return every year. Because they grow naturally in the Midwest landscape, they are acclimated to the climate and […]