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Gardening — Wisconsin Sustainable Gardening

  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.

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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 our roadways.

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How Pollination Works Quiz

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!

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Wisconsin Native Plant Nurseries

Landscaping with native plants improves the environment. Native plants are hardy because they have adapted to the local conditions.

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Songbird Garden Plan

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!

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