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Category: native prairie
Dry Upland Native Prairie Restoration – Years 5-6
From 2017 to 2022 - A lot has changed We began our prairie restoration in the spring of 2017 - on upland dry sandy soil in the sand plains of Minnesota. Look back at our first 4 years here - Native Prairie Restoration: Years 1-3 and Native Prairie Restoration: Year 4. Year 5-6- 2021-2022: Growth … Continue reading Dry Upland Native Prairie Restoration – Years 5-6
Native Prairie Restoration – Year 4
We restored 12 acres to native prairie in the spring of 2017. It's been a bumpy ride, but we've made it to Year 4! Look back at our first 3 years here - Native Prairie Restoration: Years 1-3. Winter and early spring prairie Summer prairie progression Year 4 - 2020: Growth was slow coming into … Continue reading Native Prairie Restoration – Year 4
Best books for prairie plant flower identification, seed harvesting, planting and growing
How do you harvest, clean, store and plant native prairie seeds? These are the best books to educate yourself for all native prairie plants.
Black Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia Hirta): Collecting & Planting Seeds
Black Eyed Susan are included in almost every pollinator seed mix - and for good reason! They are a joyful, reliable plant that can be counted on to germinate in almost every soil and climate. They flower quickly, return each year, and reseed themselves. Planting Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia Hirta) Seeds Black Eyed Susan will … Continue reading Black Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia Hirta): Collecting & Planting Seeds