MSHS Pollinator Plant Packs Available

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of MSHS this year, one of our projects has been the creation of pollinator plant packs. These groups of plants will be sold for a limited time in local nurseries and are just the thing to make your garden — no matter what the size — a pollinator magnet.

Common milkweed

Common milkweed

Each pack has 6 different plants perfect for the type of pollinator garden you want.

  • For Monarchs: Butterfly Milkweed, Common Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed, Whorled Milkweed, Showy Milkweed, Sullivant’s Milkweed
  • For Bees: Canada Milkvetch, Foxglove Beardtongue, Wild Blue Indigo, Anise Hyssop, Prairie Smoke, Wild Petunia
  • For Butterflies: Blue Lupine, Dotted Blazingstar, Marsh Blazingstar, Button Blazingstar, Meadow Blazingstar, Prairie Blazingstar

The plants were grown by Glacial Ridge Growers, which is is known for growing quality natives, annuals, perennials, heirloom tomatoes, vegetables, strawberries, and herbs. They come in special packaging with a carrying band that is black-and-white striped (like a bee) on the side and has Minnesota State Horticultural Society written across the top.

The many nurseries and plant sales that will be contributing a portion of each sale to MSHS. To find out where to buy the plants, click the link above or check out the list below. This is a great weekend to be buying and planting pollinator plants.

Bachmans-Six locations
www.bachmans.com
The Country Store-Alexandria
www.proagfarmers.com/store
Eco Gardens-Northfield
www.ecogardensnorthfield.com
Fair’s Nursery-Maple Grove
www.fairsgardencenter.com
Farmer’s Seed and Nursery-Faribault
www.farmerseed.com
Garden Safari Gifts-Como Park Zoo & Conservatory-St. Paul
www.comozooconservatory.org
Glacial Ridge Growers-St. Paul Farmers Market
www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com
Lakewinds Natural Foods-Three locations
www.lakewinds.com
Lilydale Garden Center-Lilydale
www.lilydalegardencenter.com
Mickman Brothers Garden Center-Ham Lake
www.mickman.com
Minnehaha Falls Garden Center-Minneapolis
www.minnehahafallslandscape.com
Minnesota State Horticultural Society-Roseville
www. northerngardener.org
Mother Earth Gardens-Minneapolis
www.motherearthgarden.com
Mustard Seed Garden Center-Chaska
www.themustardseedinc.com
Sunnyside Gardens-Minneapolis
www.sunnysidegarden.com
Tonkadale Greenhouse-Minnetonka
www.tonkadale.com
Valley Natural Foods-Burnsville
www.valleynaturalfoods.com

Plant Sales
Champlin Garden Club – May 7
Fergus Falls Area Garden Club – May 24
Friends School Plant Sale – May 6-8
Lake Country School Plant Sale – May 5-6
Perennial Garden Club of Stillwater
Ramsey County Master Gardeners – May 22
St. Anthony Park Garden Club – June 4
Temple of Aaron Sisterhood Plant Sale – May 15

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  1. […] help from Glacial Ridge Growers, MSHS also put together its own “Pollinator Packs,” collections of plants that will attract birds, bees and other pollinators. The packs were so […]

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