Landscaping with native plants

Native plants are increasingly used for gardening, landscaping, and restoring and reclaiming native plant communities. They can provide natural beauty, cost-effective landscaping alternatives, environmental services, and habitat for wildlife. This web site provides resources for Minnesotans interested in learning more about how to use native plants for small-scale landscaping or gardening.


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Pollinator sign

Pollinator garden with sign


Native flower garden

Native flower garden


Butterflies & hummingbird

Butterflies & hummingbird

Pollinator garden of mixed native and non-native plant species featuring a pollinator habitat sign.

Image courtesy of Matthew Shepherd, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Native prairie garden adjacent to woodland edge, with foot path.

Image courtesy of Chan Mahanta, Wild Ones.

Monarch butterflies, soldier beetle, and hummingbird nectaring on rough blazing star (Liatris aspera) in a native prairie garden.

Image courtesy of Debi Nitka, Wild Ones.

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