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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.

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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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Fertilizer Quiz

Botany Vocabulary 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. Give it a try!

Native plants used to stablize sloping garden

Stablize Soil In Your Garden

Sloping hillsides, damaged soil, bare spots, heavy shade or wet, boggy soils — soil stablilizing plants can help! Check out the catalog of 18 Wisconsin native plants.

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What Do Plants 'See'?

Have you ever noticed how plants bend toward light? How are they able to tell which direction the light is coming from, and how do they bend toward it?