It’s been so long awaited this year, the year that winter would never end, but now at last, it’s time to plant! Here are two upcoming events not to be missed with a focus on our pollinators’ favorite forage; native plants. Natives; rich with with pollen, brimming with nectar, and with a wild beauty that’s as hardy as we are! Your bees, butterflies and bumbles will thank you.
See you there!
Saturday May 31, 2014
Native Plants for Pollinators Sale
Natural Shore Technologies
5300 Highway 12, Maple Plain, MN
Book Signing 10 am – 3 pm
Book signing by Heather Holm, author of Pollinators of Native Plants, a beautiful and comprehensive guide to the plant communities which support our native pollinators, with over 1600 photos and illustrations.
June 7, 2014 · 9am-3pm
Landscape Revival: Native Plant Expo and Market
Community Pavilion at the Roseville Rainbow Foods
1201 Larpenteur Ave W (NE corner of Larpenteur & Fernwood, just west of Lexington)
Roseville, MN 55113
The Landscape Revival – Native Plant Expo and Market offers gardeners one convenient location to shop for Minnesota native plants from 12 local native growers and learn how to use the plants from eight conservation organizations. Accessory products such as organic compost, rain barrels and native plant seed will also be for sale. The goal of Landscape Revival is to promote the use of native plants by educating about their benefits for wildlife habitat, pollinators and water quality. The event is sponsored by Saint Paul Audubon Society, Wild Ones and Blue Thumb.