May Is Time to Garden With Native Plants

Pasque Flower (Anemone patens) at The Swamp Lovers Foundation

Madison, WI–The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is encouraging people to get outside and put a few more native plants in their gardens to help increase wildlife habitat.

The DNR’s  Wisconsin Native Plants publication lists native plants that will do well in various parts of Wisconsin area and links to specific guides for plants to benefit pollinators, birds and more.

The department also provides a list of Wisconsin native plant nurseries.

Monarch butterfly on Showy Blazizingstar, a good garden plant.

Below is a list of some native plant sales around the state in May.  Experts will be on hand at the dates and locations listed below and can help you get started with plants and gardening advice.

May 9, Madison
Native Plant Sale, a fundraiser for DNR’s Endangered Resources Fund, GEF 2
May 13, MadisonUW-Madison Arboretum Native Plant Sale, UW-Arboretum
May 13-14, Franklin
Mother’s Day Native Plant Sale, Wehr Nature Center
May 20, Mayville
Wildflowers for Wildlife, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
May 20, Port Washington
Native Plant Sale, Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
May 21, Madison
Dane County Master Gardeners 2017 Spring Plant Sale, Dane County/UWEX Office
June 3, Ashland
Bayfield Regional Conservancy Northern Native Plant Sale, Northland College

About Steve Glass

The blogger is a restoration ecologist, Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (#0093 SER) and writer living in the Midwestern United States.
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