Native plants offer our insects and wildlife valuable food and cover!
Plants that are native to the Midwestern U.S. are among the easiest plants to grow and are sure to draw the attention of neighbors and wildlife alike. Planting the flowers and grasses that inhabited this area historically offers many advantages. These plants, of our prairies and woodlands, have thrived through thousands of years in Wisconsin; through bitter cold winters and frequent summer droughts. There isn’t a stronger or more adapted plant to our local conditions.
Native plants offer nectar and seeds that attract scores of songbirds, hummingbirds, and butterflies. These plants are extremely easy to grow. They are perennial, long-lived, and require very little maintenance. So…go ahead and plant Wisconsin Native Plants either in a prairie garden or inter-plant within an existing landscape. The wildlife thank you.
- There are numerous advantages to creating or restoring a prairie landscape.
- Attract a diverse array of birds, butterflies and wildlife
- A sea of brilliant colors from spring to fall
- Cost effective – no chemicals, fertilizers, watering, or weeding
- Much hardier and requires less maintenance than flowers purchased at the store
- All perennial plants…they don’t require planting every year
We can carefully select the plants that would thrive on your specific soil and moisture regime.
SHELTER BELT - Make a shelter belt for your wildlife. Plant a shelter belt of native Wisconsin shrubs along the backside of your prairie to provide food and shelter for songbirds and mammals.
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PRAIRIE RESTORATION - This could be your backyard!
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