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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?

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.

Native flowers along highway

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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Fertilizer Quiz

Fertilizer Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Take this quick quiz and see how much you know about fertilizers. This quiz is intended for fun, in a random-facts-can-be-cool kind of way. Effective fertilization is essential component of a successful garden. Give it a try!

Plant Roots

Native Plants: Know Your Roots

The roots of a plant play an important role to help the plant grow and thrive. They anchor the plant in the soil; absorb water and minerals; and store excess food for future needs underground.

Soil Health

Soil Biology

How soil biology affects your garden. There are many ways that the soil food web is an integral part of landscape processes