The Natural Shore

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June

Out with the Ornamentals, In with the Natives!

      Welcome June! The growing season has been set in motion, and it is a great time to evaluate what is growing...
10
May

Top 10 Native Plants for more Traditional Urban and Suburban Landscapes

    So why go native? The answer is pretty simple. While ornamental garden plants may look nice, they are really lacking when it...
11
April

Transform your invasive cattail!

  Did you know much of the cattail you see growing around ponds, wetlands, and lakes throughout Minnesota is actually non-native and invasive?  In...
25
February

If you have a love for Monarchs, then why not go crazy for a variety of nectar-rich native plants?

Love is in the air this month, and we are certainly feeling the love and admiration for the iconic Monarch butterfly.   During the...
15
November

Site Preparation: Setting Your Restoration Up for Success

Preparing a project site for planting or seeding is the most important and sometimes the most challenging component in achieving successful ecological restorations.  Site...