So you wanna grow native plant garden in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Well here’s a good start source list … https://www.canr.msu.edu/nativeplants/plant_facts/local_info/upper_peninsula and here’s a good place to find vendors https://wildflowersmich.org/business-directory/ When we did the pollinator seed project with the Superior Watershed Partnership and Partridge Creek Farm we got our plants from UP Native Plants which you can find in the directory.

Blueberries and Huckleberries of Michigan

Scientific Name Common Name Images Species Reviews (date) Fire Regimes Fire Studies Vaccinium angustifolium lowbush blueberry VACANG (1991) Available Available Vaccinium caespitosum dwarf bilberry VACCAE (1990) Available Available Vaccinium corymbosum highbush blueberry VACCOR (1993) Available Not Available Vaccinium membranaceum thinleaf huckleberry VACMEM (2000) Available Available Vaccinium myrtilloides velvetleaf huckleberry VACMYT (1990) Available Available Vaccinium ovalifolium oval-leaf huckleberry VACOVL (1990) Available Available Vaccinium oxycoccos small cranberry… Continue reading Blueberries and Huckleberries of Michigan

Planting: What, Where, When, How

What: the most common families in your garden tomato family (Solanacea): tomato, potato, eggplant, pepper, tomatillo, ground cherry, peppino, sunberry Beet family (Amaranthacea): Beets, chard, Spinach, Good king henry, quinoa buckwheat family (Polygonaceae): Rhubarb, Sorrel, Dock, buckwheat carrot family (Apiaceae): anise, carrot, celery, cilantro, dill , parsely, parsnip Aster family (Asteraceae): artichoke, lettuce, sunchoke, sunflower,… Continue reading Planting: What, Where, When, How

Birds and the Bees

Keeping honeybees to help the pollinators is like keeping chickens to help the birds.

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