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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

Identify Native Flowers Quiz

Take this quick quiz and see if you can identify images of Wisconsin Native flowers. This quiz is intended for fun, in a random-facts-can-be-cool kind of way. Give it a try!

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How To Fertilize Your Garden In Fall

A late fall fertilizer application is a good idea in cold-weather climates where winters are a period ofdormancy. A mild feeding of ornamental garden beds or vegetable gardens can also replenish soil.

Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle Control

Japanese beetles are known to sneak into your home through cracks or holes when it gets coldoutside and congregate on siding, doors, and windows. They can infest your garden and destroy your plants.