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Native Plants for the Bird Garden

Posted by Pam Todd on

Goldfinches, Song Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, Cardinals, and Hummingbirds are a few of the birds that will visit as well as reside in a garden that has native plants.   Almost all native plants feed all kinds of birds during their nesting and breeding season simply because they support insects, particularly caterpillars, which are the preferred food for baby birds. Hummingbirds will appreciate Wild Columbine and LOVE Cardinal Flower for nectar. The plants listed below will provide food in the spring and summer through caterpillars but also seeds in the fall and winter.  Some start producing seeds late in summer. Goldfinches...

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Members--Information about Finding Membership Number and Check Out Process

Posted by Pam Todd on

Thank you for supporting our fundraising native plant sale! We have created this post to help you check out easily.   Please have your membership number ready. You can find it on your card you receive from National Wild Ones.  If you're like most of us, you probably can't find it.  You can find it on wildones.org and click on the Member Login (little lock icon at the top). On your cart page, step before check out page, please enter your membership number here as in the photo:   3. At the check out page, enter MEMSAVE10 as in the photo:

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Native Plants for the Monarch Garden

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by Stephanie Walquist Many people want to pitch in and do their part to make sure that future generations of people can experience the wonder of Monarchs and all they represent as well as benefit from future scientific discoveries that are connected with these particular butterflies and all of the other aspects of our ecosystems.   Here is a list which we hope will be helpful.  We are listing plants that we have available for our plant sale, but Wild Ones has an extensive list in its Wild for Monarchs Brochure.     Milkweeds Milkweeds are the absolute musts for a...

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5 Reasons Why Edible Gardens Need Native Plants

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5 Reasons Why Edible Gardens Need Native Plants by Stephanie W We often get asked if it’s ok to grow natives with edibles, and the answer is yes, as that’s what many of us are implementing with great success.  In fact, on a larger scale, many farmers are beginning to experiment with incorporating insectaries, or planting strips, mostly filled with native plants as part of their farming practices.  With these these strips, farmers find: they need to use less pesticides crops are more productive Why?  Here are the reasons: A native plant hedgerow or garden will maintain a steady population...

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About the March 31st plant ordering deadline and conference early bird price

Posted by Pam Todd on

Please place your plant pre-orders this month so we can send it to the grower on time. A note on conference registration--if you already placed your registration order, whether it was pre-paid or to pay at the conference, you got the early bird price. That will not change for orders already placed. The $5 increase only applies to orders placed starting April 1st. Tell anyone you know who might be interested, to order soon!

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