Bring on Those May Flowers!

April 10, 2010 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

Unfortunately, this Snowy Thistle is a native plant of the West, but the Midwest also has a gorgeous variety of native plants. If you have a green thumb or would like to green up your thumb, check out the 22nd Annual Friends of the Arboretum Native Plant Sale at the UW Arboretum on Saturday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Arboretum also offers useful information regarding which species live in which soil types, all on a page on their website here. At the end of last summer, my family and I were proud of our pumpkins and corn that had gone crazy with growth.

The Dane County Office of Lakes and Watersheds offers tons of info on how to start your own rain garden to improve the quality of your local and regional water and to reduce the chances of flooding.

If you would rather start with something smaller, the Dane County Farmer’s Market always supplies a vast variety of herbs you can grow in your kitchen, and the love of my life, the Re-Nest blog, offers tips on how to make a raised garden bed.

Have fun growing and enjoying the warm weather!

Melissa

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