Native Gardening in Winter

Plant ahead for spring!

Stratify and Winter Sow Native Seeds

Saving Pollinators Through the Seasons

Fall: Leave the Leaves!

Find out how to support the pollinators by rethinking the ways you tend your fall landscape . . .

The Pollinator-Friendly Fall Garden

Plant Some Native Seeds!

In our Etsy Shop, you can choose from 14 varieties of native seeds and seed mixes. It is not too late to cold stratify them for your Spring planting project! When your seeds germinate, you can spread the pollinator love by sharing them with your neighbors!

Shop for Native Flower Seeds

Spring Ahead . . . Plan a Rain Garden!

Native plants can help manage those wet areas in your yard! Their deep roots help. Read all about it on our Rain Gardens resource page.

Rain Gardens
Monarch butterfly drinking nector from a milkweed flower

How to Germinate Your Seeds for Growing

Native seeds need a cold period to germinate. There are two ways to germinate them.
1. Winter Sowing
2. Stratification

HOW TO GERMINATE

How to Get Involved!

• Plant a butterfly garden

•  Purchase authentic Michigan native flowers

•  Sign-up for our newsletter

•  Follow us on Facebook & Instagram

• Volunteer with us

How to Help

Learn and Have Fun at Our Upcoming Events

There are so many wonderful pollinator conversations and new friends that we have made at our presentations and events. Join us at the next ones!

Local Pollinator Events

Your Purchases Help to Fund Our Work!

Purchases of our pollinator-themed merchandise help to get the message out that pollinators need our help, fund our plant giveaways and defray the cost of making our informational brochures and handouts.

Our t-shirts, notecards, pins, stickers and more make great gifts! All are are available at our Etsy Shop (linked below), and at the Bizzy Buzz Artisan Market, 409 S. Main St. in Downtown Rochester.

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