Curious about Wisconsin native plants? Interested in a beautiful, low-maintenance landscape?
Concerned about health and water quality?
How about adding new plants to attract pollinators, create gardens for cut flowers, or manage difficult
soil types. Look through the 'Garden Plans' lists of plants designed to work well in Wisconsin gardens..
Struggling with nasty pests in your garden? Look through the 'Garden Pests' section for tips and
trick on controlling common pests of Wisconsin gardens.
Wisconsin Pollnators welcomes you and we hope we can satisfy or pique your curiosity.
In the pages that follow, we will introduce some basic information on sustainable gardening
practices using Wisconsin native plants, shrubs and trees.
What Are Plant Hardiness Zones?
Hardiness zones are geographical areas divided up by climate that can be used to determine
where different plants will grow best. The map divides Wisconsin into 5 zones, based on the
average annual minimum winter temperature. Each zone is, on average, 10 degrees warmer
or colder in the winter than the zone next to it,
Read more: Plant Hardiness Zones
Please Help Native Pollinators
Ask the Wisconsin Dept of Transportation to replace the planting of non-native grasses
with pollinator-friendly native plants along Wisconsin roadways. Provide a corridor for
Bees, Butterflies and Birds to move through the State and restore the natural beauty of
Find Out More
Take this quick quiz and how much you know about the process of pollination. This quiz is intended for
fun, in a random-facts-can-be-cool kind of way. Give it a try!
Landscaping with native plants improves the environment. Native plants are hardy because they
have adapted to the local conditions.
There are a few things that are so beautiful like waking up to a beautiful songbird on your
bedroom window sill. If you want to enjoy them just plant the native plants they thrive on!