Plant and Garden Related Resources
Blue Thumb - Planting for Clean Water
- Provides many resources about native plantings to reduce run-off and improve water quality.
- Access to webinars explaining the “Lawns to Legumes” Program.
- Features a garden photo of the day.
- Many articles on various aspects of gardening.
- Magazine with same name available for subscription.
Journey North – Tracking Migrations and Seasons
- Tracks migration and the changing seasons with maps of first arrivals of various insects, birds, etc.
Minnesota State Horticultural Society
- MN based information via Gardening classes, resources, MN Seed project, blog, webinars (some free), etc.
- Includes directions for subscribing to the MN Horticultural Society with option to receive the Northern Gardener Magazine.
Monarch Joint Venture
- Supports conservation and migration of the monarch butterfly. They have a free summer webinar series that focuses on habitat needs.
- Access to download great educational materials.
- Large selection of plants (shrubs, perennials, annuals, trees, grasses, and conifers) with some available for online ordering.
- Find plants by type, zone, light needs, flower color, foliage color, water needs, etc.
- Container plant combination ideas and design articles.
Pollinator Friendly Alliance
- Contains many resources for supporting pollinators including webinars and archived presentations.
- Source for annuals, perennials and shrubs by zone, light level, type, etc.
- Container Garden Recipe Search Tool.
- Idea Books, Garden Designs, Plants of the year, etc.
University of Minnesota Extension Yard and Garden
- Weekly yard and garden news.
- Solve problems, find plants, contact Master Gardeners, etc.
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Great information on native plantings for pollinators and other beneficial insects including free webinars.
- 100% guarantee on plants
- Easy to navigate plants by categories – ex. deer resistant, pollinator plants, color, bloom time, etc.,
- Previously on Fridays in February they sell around 20 plants half-price and the plant choices change weekly.
- For Christmas and Mother's Day gift certificates are 10% off – great way to justify purchasing more plants!
U of M Landscape Arboretum
- An online look at more than 1,200 acres of professionally-maintained gardens, rare plant collections and accessible trails
- Currently running an excellent FREE Webinar series on Minnesota Plants with past episodes recorded and available for viewing