Gardening for the general good

  • Article by: CONNIE NELSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 16, 2010 - 3:53 PM

A nationally known entomologist has become a vocal advocate for using our gardens as places to preserve biodiversity.

  • 7
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
  • 1 - 7 of 7
openeye11Feb. 16, 10 9:31 PM

I know native trees and I have planted a bunch, but nothing at all about other native plants that we could put in our yard. Any references to good resources on MN native plants?

3
0
mplsandeaganFeb. 16, 1011:12 PM

There is a Minnesota Native Plant Society. Its website is at www.mnnps.org Two recent, beautiful paperback books with information about Minnesota native plants are: "Landscaping With Native Plants of Minnesota" by Lynn Steiner "Birdscaping in the Midwest: A Guide to Gardening With Native Plants to Attract Birds" by Mariette Nowak You may find these books through your local library or bookstores, or purchase new or used copies through www.bookfinder.com

4
0
mplsandeaganFeb. 16, 1011:22 PM

You might also be very interested in the excellent new book, "Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota" by Welby Smith. If you are not already a member, you might also want to consider joining the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen. Its website is www.arboretum.umn.edu

4
0
mplsandeaganFeb. 17, 1012:13 AM

I hadn't previously heard of the Wild Ones organization mentioned in this article, but according to its website, it's a non-profit organization that "promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities." For a list of its chapters, see www.for-wild.org/chapters

5
0
beefitterFeb. 17, 10 6:14 AM

The book Landscaping for Wildlife is put out by the DNR written by Carrol Henderson. It lists species of plants and trees and the types of wildlife that they are good for.

4
0
ruphinaFeb. 17, 10 8:58 AM

54% of "nature" is in cities? Really? I guess it just proves that 87.43826% of statistics are made-up on the spot. Bill G.

1
4
mille138Feb. 17, 10 7:02 PM

There are over fifty Wild Ones chapters nationwide. Six in Minnesota. Locally the Twin Cities chapter (www.for-wild.org/chapters/twincities/) and the St Croix Oak Savanna chapter in Stillwater (www.for-wild.org/chapters/scos/) present monthly programs and field trips. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. There are also many wonderful native plant nurseries in our area. Those web sites have local contact information.

3
0
  • 1 - 7 of 7

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT