Sunday, May 31, 2015 : 9th Annual Plant Sale

Wild Ones Twin Cities 2015 Native Plant Sale

This is our chapters only fundraiser throughout the year. Proceeds are used to pay for programs and educational materials. If you pre-ordered native plants collections or individual plants, please pick up your order on Sunday, May 31 at 4009 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, between Noon and 3:00 pm. 

Additional Plants Available for Sale

Chapter members and friends with established gardens have or will be donating native plants for sale the day of pick up (check or cash only).at

Members and friends, if you plan to make a donation, please have plants potted in containers. Label each plant with seed source, if known, along with common and botanical name. Drop off at pick up location between 9:30 and 11:00 am on Sunday, May 31. If you have questions or would like to make arrange for drop off Friday or Saturday, please email Julia.

PICK UP DATE: Sunday, May 31, 2015  
PICK UP TIME: Noon to 3:00 pm
PICK UP LOCATION: 4009 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis
(1.4 miles south of Lake St via Minnehaha)

Link to Map
Park on street or next to Visual Expressions, enter lot from either Minnehaha Ave or 36th Ave just south of 40th St. 
If you cannot make the scheduled pickup, please call our message center at 612-293-3833 or email Marilyn.


Minnehaha Avenue is under construction and is currently closed to traffic between 42nd and Minnehaha Parkway. Below are suggested routes that will keep you from getting stuck in construction zone back ups.

  • From St. Paul or suburbs east of the river: Take westbound I94 to Riverside Exit. Turn left on to Riverside Ave, gp 2 blocks to Franklin Ave. Turn left and go 2 blocks to 31st Ave So. Turn right (south) on to 31st Ave and continue until it merges on to Minnehaha Ave. Stay on Minnehaha Ave to 40th St.
  • From St. Paul along the river gorge: Take either Franklin Avenue, Lake Street or Ford Parkway Bridge. From Franklin Avenue, turn left (south) on to 31st Ave and continue until it merges on to Minnehaha Ave. Stay on Minnehaha Ave to 40th St. From Lake Street turn left (south) on to 36th Ave and continue to 40th Street. From Ford Parkway turn right (north) on to 42nd Ave, continue north to 40th St. Turn left (west) and continue to 36th Ave.
  • From Minneapolis downtown or north/northwest suburbs: Take eastbound Highway 55 (Hiawatha) exit from I35W or eastbound I94. Continue on Hwy 55 to 38th St and turn left (east). Continue to Minnehaha Ave and turn right, continue to 40th St. 
  • From So Minneapolis, west of Highway 55: Avoid using Minnehaha Parkway or crossing Highway 55 at 46th St or 42nd St, traffic has a tendency to back up even on a Sunday. Minneahaha Ave is currently open, with some shoulder restrictions, from 26th St to 42nd St. 
  • From southeast/south/southwest suburbs: Take Highway 62 (Crosstown) to westbound Highway 55. Continue toward downtown to 40th St (no stop light), turn right and continue 3 blocks to Minnehaha Ave.

Minnesota Milkweed for Monarchs

This 4-page brochure, Minnesota Milkweeds for Monarchs, was created to introduce six native milkweed plants to gardeners who want to help Monarch butterflies by adding larval host plants to their gardens. It refers them to the  Native Plant Nurseries guide on the resource page of our website.

We would like to thank members Nancy Schumacher, Northfield Prairie Partners Chapter, Heather Holm, Prairie Edge Chapter and Doug Benson, Vicki Bonk, Holly Breymaier and Katy Chayka, Twin Cities Chapter, for their help in making this happen. Printed brochures are available at the information desk in Bachman's Garden Centers or through our chapter.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Chapter Program

Crex Meadows Wildlife and Education Visitor Center

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Crex Meadows Visitors Center - Native Plant Management

Speakers: Dr. Alan Roelfs and Kim Wheeler

Dr. Alan Roelfs, retired University of Minnesota Plant Pathologist and Kim Wheeler, Natural Resrouce Educator will talk about how a large, native sand prairie, savanna and woodland has been retored and managed at Crex Meadows Wildlife and Education Visitors Center in Grantsburg, WI. It's a lovely site which includes many of the natives that are found in the sand barrens of Wisconsin. Restoration began over 10 years ago.

Tuesday, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Come early and take a walk around Wood Lake

Socializing and setup begins at 6:30 pm
Meet at front door between 5:45 and 6:00 for a walk around Wood Lake. 
Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield, MN