Discover native plants at spring sales

It’s time to start digging in the garden, and here’s where you can find the largest variety of native plant flowers, vines, shrubs, grasses and trees.

To find native plant sales and resources in your city, check Plant Native and search by location. In the Kansas City area, here are upcoming native plants sales this spring.
Missouri Prairie Foundation […]

April 11th, 2023|Event, Gardening, Lawn & Garden, Native plants, Pollinators|0 Comments

8 native plants with spring blooms

Brighten your garden with spring ephemerals and hardy perennials for blooms from March to May. After winter, pollinators are seeking nectar and pollen. You can add beauty to your garden with flowering spring plants that help pollinators thrive.

Here are 8 popular flowers that provide spring blooms, attract pollinators, and are native to Kansas, Missouri, and […]

March 8th, 2023|Lawn & Garden, Native plants, Nature, Pollinators, Prairie|0 Comments

Get expert tips to start a native garden

Are you thinking about converting lawn into a native garden? Now is a great time to start planning before spring plant sales begin.

Native wildflowers and grasses can provide year-round color and texture. They’re adapted to Missouri’s soils and climate, and once established, maintenance can be more minimal than for non-native plants. Plus, natives better serve […]

February 22nd, 2023|Event, Lawn & Garden, Native plants, Pollinators, Wildlife|2 Comments

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend

Bird and nature lovers everywhere unite in the effort to tally as many of the world’s bird species as possible for the Great Backyard Bird Count. This weekend, enjoy bird watching and help create a clear picture of how birds are faring – whether individual species are declining, increasing, or holding steady in the face […]

February 15th, 2023|Birds, Children, Event, Get involved, Nature, Pollinators, Wildlife|3 Comments

Watch a Climate Friendly Yard Makeover

Gardeners and homeowners are invited to watch (or volunteer) at the planting of nearly 700 native plants during the installation of the first Climate Friendly Yard Makeover.

The Climate-Friendly Yard Makeover (CFYM) is a demonstration project of Missouri Organic Recycling (MOR) and its partners. Three homeowners were selected as winners last spring, and the first garden is […]