WILD ONES TWIN CITIES THIS SUMMER

2019 SUMMER TOURS

Native Plant Garden Tourss are free and open to the public.

Sunday, July 28, 2019 | 3-5 pm
Kathleen Seal
1401 W Minnehaha Pkwy, Minneapolis 


Original biome: wetlands for Lake Harriet
House built in 1961-62 by Jerome & Florence Gray; many of plants up next to the house were planted by them – winged euonymus, hydrangea, Hosta varieties, vinca ground cover, peonies, evergreen shrubs, azalea.
We moved in October 2007, back yard was landscaped, sunburst locust was planted – no concept of native plants, rose bushes added 2009/2010, as a Father’s Day gift.
First mixed native & non-native plant installations: 2012, along 49th street: triangle area (under locust) [mostly non-native: iris, crocus, Japanese grass, etc.] and small raingarden [mostly native] next to landscaping under Ash tree.
Native shrubs planted 2016 – 2 Eastern Sand Cherries, Pussy Willow, High Bush Cranberry
Early 2016, solar panels installed. Late 2016/early 2017 Ash tree cut down.
2017: Expanded raingarden (split existing plants on West side of steps and added Dogwood) and added new garden on East side [laid out by True Nature Design’s Roxanne Schur] - all natives, one cultivar (Little Joe {Pye}), also added more natives to triangle area.
2018: Smother of Creeping Charlie on North plot by Organic Bob, and Metroblooms (partially funded by LYNAS clean water initiative) native planting.
2019 planned: 
• Native ground cover for North plot smother – strawberries, grasses, ginger, pansy
• Eliminate Winged Euonymus, and vinca ground cover gradually while adding native ground covers.
I tend to plant impulsively – just drop things into the ground and see how they do.  


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Wednesday, August 14th | 6 pm
Corcorcon Pollinator Garden Walking Tour

Check back soon for more details!

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Are you a member of a Minnesota Wild Ones Chapter? 
Join us for a
WILD ONES MEMBER PICNIC AND TOUR
on Saturday, August 17th
at the Bush Lake Izaak Walton League
7515 Izaak Walton Rd W, Minneapolis, MN 55438

Check back soon for more details!
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COME VISIT US AT OTHER TWIN CITIES EVENTS THIS SUMMER:



Thursday, July 25th | 5 pm to 8 pm
Lyndale Park Gardens | 1300 W 42nd St, Minneapolis

Join us for the Pollinator Party at Lyndale Park Gardens on the east side of Lake Harriet. The Pollinator Party brings together bees, scientists, beekeepers, food, and live music. This annual event also provides an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate the life and work of honey bees and native bees. The party will be near the Perennial Garden and the Phelps Fountain (also known as the Turtle Fountain). This event is free. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from Taco Taxi. Live music performances by Lovers on the Balcony, and Mississippi Hot Club.
  • Learn about honey bees and urban bee keeping
  • Discover the life cycles of honey bees and wild bees – and sample Minnesota honey
  • Kids can earn a cone of ice-cream made with honey
  • Discover the wild bees of the park – help catch, identify, and release bees
  • Engage in Art in the Park with the Mia (Minneapolis Institute of Arts)
  • Meet the 2019 American Honey Princess
  • Dance with Bee Love
  • Learn about skin care from bee products with Worker B
  • Get honey recipes from MN Honey Company
  • Learn to stay calm around bees with the MN DNR’s Biological Survey
  • Learn where your honey comes from with the MN Honey Producers Association
  • Learn how to protect bees and other beneficial insects with Pollinator Revival
  • Picnic in the Park with food from Taco Taxi

Saturday, September 7th | 10 am to 4 pm
Monarch Festival
Lake Nokomis & Nokomis Naturescape | 49th St and Woodlawn Blvd, Minneapolis

This year’s Monarch Festival will occur on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm.  The Festival celebrates the monarch butterfly amazing 2,300 mile migration from Minnesota to Mexico with music, food, dance, hands-on art, native plant sales and plenty of opportunities to get up close with monarch butterflies, learn about their habitats, and what you can do to make a difference.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

6:30 pm-7:00 pm | Social
7:00 pm-8:45 pm | Program
Wood Lake Nature Center
6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423
All meetings are free and open to the public.


Water in the Landscape: 
Design Considerations for Passive Water Management within the Landscape

Daniel A. Peterson
Landscape Designer and Ecologist, 
HabAdapt Landscape Design



Landscape design is more than installing a perennial garden space.  Water, especially when dealing with climate effects, is critical for establishing and maintaining diverse landscapes.  I will be discussing grade detailing, soil modifications, rain garden and gravity cistern basics for storing water within the landscape for extended use.  I will also be discussing basic water volume calculations as well as infiltration rates to aid in determining storage potentials.





Daniel Abdon Peterson is the the owner and designer of HabAdapt Landscape Design. He focuses on developing designs, landscapes and spaces aimed at long-term sustainability and functionality based on ecologic and permaculture systems design.  His projects range from small courtyard design, art and sculptural elements, to larger farmstead design and planning. Daniel is a registered member of the DSWA-GB (Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain) as an Advanced Dry Stone Craftsman, member of ELA (Ecological Landscape Alliance), member of The Stone Trust and a Qualified Professional Member of APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers.)  Samples of his design and work can be found at HabAdapt.com


REMINDER:
Order deadline for the 
Wild Ones Twin Cities 
Native Plant Sale is 
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
(Please mail early or bring to our meeting 
to assure orders are received by May 21st)


Pick-up: Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Noon to 3 pm
4009 Minnehaha Ave SMinneapolis, MN 
(next to Visual Expressions)

This year we are offering 6 collections and a variety of individual favorites in 3 convenient sizes available for pre-order. All plants available for pre-order are grown by a local Minnesota native plant nursery without the use of neonics.

Click HERE for more information about the sale, individual plants and collections,
and HERE to download an order form.

...AND MORE PLANTS!

Additional native plants donated by WOTC members will be available for sale on Pick-up day.


Keep this in mind as you divide your native plants this spring, and donate extras to help support your local Wild Ones Chapter!  If you would like to donate plants, please label each pot with both the common and botanical names, and bring to the pick-up location above on Saturday, June 1st between 10 am and noon.


If you would like to volunteer
to support Chapter Activities, including our 
• Native Plant Sale, 
• Monthly Meetings, and 
• New Member Welcome Gathering, and more... 
please sign-up HERE
THANK YOU!

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

6:30 pm-7:00 pm | Social
7:00 pm-8:45 pm | Program
Wood Lake Nature Center
6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423
All meetings are free and open to the public.

8th ANNUAL TABLE TOPICS

Come learn the basics of Native Plant Gardening
with local experts!


How to plan, design and select plants for a native garden in your yard 

Nathalie Shanstrom
Pasque Ecological Design

This table talk will be geared towards those who want to plant natives in their gardens, but don’t know how to decide what to plant. We will cover the very basics of native plant selection and design, including guiding principles and a summary of books and websites that can be helpful resources. We will also look at some examples of sites planted with native plants of various scales and design styles for inspiration, and leave plenty of time for questions at the end.





What you need to know about getting started and selection of native plants and shrubs 

Terry Serres

In this session we will discuss basic printicples, challenges and ideas for getting started. 
Terry Serres is completing a Master's program in forest ecology at the U of M. He has professional certifications in wetland delineation and ecological restoration and has taught professional enrichment courses on botanical topics for foresters and naturalists. Originally a conventional gardener, Terry has ramped up his commitment to native plants and finds himself on an exciting curve. He'll share a bit of his personal experience in site preparation and plant selection.



How to care for and maintain a native garden through the seasons 

Vicki Bonk and Marilyn Jones 
Volunteer Coordinators, Nokomis Naturescape

Native plant gardening is habitat gardening. Maintaining a native garden is like traditional gardening in some ways but has essential differences that place us within nature. How to care for plantings in a way that recognizes leaf litter, stems, grass clumps as homes for beneficial wildlife and
still have a tended, managable landscape? How to encourage a local ecology to thrive? How to know when to step aside, observe what is happening and let the process unroll?

Having nature right out your door, is to experience wonder time and again. Your native plant garden is dynamic, taking on new character throughout the season. Seasonal blooms draw in new varieties of seasonal pollinators. Native gardens evolve over time - soil nutrients alter, plants move about, the seed bed grows, some plants thrive while others don’t. Change is the constant. This is natural, as is a plant species behaving differently in various situations. Your specific site conditions will also change - perhaps more shade or sun from tree growth or loss, plant competition, wildlife activity - to name a few. Variations on a theme in the native plant garden are continually enlivening - enjoy!



Get your order in for our chapter's 
13th Annual
NATIVE PLANT SALE!

This year we are offering 6 collections and a variety of individual favorites in 3 convenient sizes available for pre-order. All plants available for pre-order are grown by a local Minnesota native plant nursery without the use of neonics.

Click HERE for more information about the sale, individual plants and collections,
and HERE to download an order form.

Order deadline: Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Pick-up: Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Noon to 3 pm |4009 Minnehaha Ave SMinneapolis, MN (next to Visual Expressions)


...AND MORE PLANTS!

Additional native plants donated by WOTC members will be available for sale on Pick-up day.


Keep this in mind as you divide your native plants this spring, and donate extras to help support your local Wild Ones Chapter!  If you would like to donate plants, please label each pot with both the common and botanical names, and bring to the pick-up location above on Saturday, June 1st between 10 am and noon.