Sunday, July 26, 2015

Wild Ones' Summer Tour | Three Bloomington Gardens

9:00 to 11:30 am


Meet at 5013 Overlook Circle, Bloomington, MN 

(we will continue to other two gardens afterward)

The beauty of a wildlife garden is seen not only in the plants growing there, but also in the creatures it attracts. That’s the primary goal of this garden. Enjoy the butterflies, bees and dragonflies, amphibians and birds that regularly visit. You might spot a tiger swallowtail nectaring at Joe Pye weed, or a hummingbird zipping around the monarda.

Perhaps you’ll find a monarch caterpillar munching on milkweed or see a goldfinch perched on a cup plant. Browse some before and after photos to see the journey that we’ve taken over the years, from a yard full of invasive plants, to a suburban oasis for wildlife that humans can enjoy too.

Saturday, July 18, 2015 | Wild Ones's Lakeside | Nokomis Naturescape*

 

Come to Lake Nokomis Naturescape for Wild One's Saturdays

July 18; August 8
9:00 am to Noon
Lake Nokomis Naturescape
5001 East Nokomis Parkway
A day-at-the-beach Wild Ones gardening session is planned at the Naturescape Lakeside Garden. We’ll talk about native plant gardening with lakeside park patrons as we go about the usual gardening. A nearby picnic table will be set-up with Wild Ones information and cool beverages**. We will also tour the gardens, see what's in bloom and listen to your ideas for new plants that would further enhance this 17 year-old native planting.

Bring gardening gloves and your favourite weeding tool. You may want to bring your swimsuit and a picnic lunch. Water shoes suggested since we collect lake water for recent plantings. Feel free to join us anytime - better late than never!
** If you can - bring your own cup or bottle for lemonade, ice tea or water.

June 6, 2015 | Landscape Revival | St Paul Garden Tours


Native Plant Garden Tours | St Paul

Tour of two well-established native plant gardens in Mirriam Park and Hamline-Midway neighborhoods of St. Paul, both within 5 miles (10 minutes) from Landscape Revival at Roseville Community Pavilion.

Tour 1 : Home of Susan & Paul Damon

11:00 am to Noon
355 Cleveland Ave N, St. Paul


Featured in several books, Susan and Paul's highly visible garden has a well-established prairie front yard, hedgerow of shrubs near sidewalk and woodland plantings near house. Landscaped for wildlife, gardens offer an urban oasis for migratory and year round birds, butterflies and bees. Arrive early, you may receive a native plant to take home.

 

Tour 2: Home of Hannah and Michael Texler

1:30 to 2:30 pm
1379 Lafond Ave, St Paul 


Native for 20 years, Hannah's gardens include a mix of sunny prairie and woodland native plants. Front yard features sunny butterfly and rain gardens with prairie boulevard and recently seeded short grass prairie hillside. Back yard has a small woodland garden along with a large, sunny prairie garden with fruit and vegetable garden mixed in with native plantings. 

 

Tour Questions: For further information email Jim & Jan Coleman, our tour coordinators, or leave a message at our chapter message center, 612-293-3833.

Landscape Revival |
Native Plant Expo and Market

http://www.saintpaulaudubon.org/events/2015/06/native-plant-expo-and-market

Purchase pollinator-safe native plants at Landscape Revival. Native growers participating in the sale do not use neonicotinoid insecticides.

9:00 am to 3:00 pm
(come early for best selection of plants)


Roseville Community Pavilion at Cub Foods
1201 Larpenteur Ave W, Roseville, MN

The Landscape Revival | Native Plant Expo and Market offers gardeners one convenient location to shop for Minnesota native plants from 12 local native growers plus learn how to use the plants from 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, Wild Ones, Native Plants, Natural Landscapes, Capitol Region Watershed District, Blue Thumb and Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District.