Michigan Native Plants, NOW!
by Cheryl Gross, AMG, President Plant It Wild
The data on bird and bee decline is fairly depressing and what we don’t know and haven’t yet figured out is likely significant. What we do know with certainty is that Michigan native plants are good for our soils, our climate, our insects, our pollinators, our bees, and US. Read about it here.
Hand Care for the Gardener
by Judy Reich, MG
Gardeners are exceptionally good at taking care of plants. Themselves? well, maybe not so much. Read here for clear and concise directions for gardener hand care.
by Bethany Theis, MG in Training
Irrigation is an important tool for successful gardening. While in our region, ‘normal’ rainfall may be sufficient, when it isn’t knowing HOW to water appropriately and in a manner best for the plant and best for the environment is important. Read all about it here.
How to identify a Native Plant
by Whitney Miller, AMG
So, you are ready to Go Native! in your yard to support pollinators, butterflies and insects, how do you know which plant in the garden center is a native? All is explained here. Stick with a Michigan native and avoid a cultivar by knowing how to read a plant tag/label.