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  • Ecological Consultation

    Have us out for a consultation to help guide you in plant choices.

  • Winter Seed Sowing in Milkjugs fall 2023

    , December 7, 1-2pm (postponed) OR Saturday, December 9, 11am-noon OR Thursday, December 14, 1-2pm Many with the more traditional methods of seed starting using trays, heat mats, and lights, but what if we told seeds, while recycling plastic AND reducing the time and energy needed to grow as many plants as your We'll go over other methods to sow native seeds as well, bring your questions too. Limited availability for each session, sign up today Age: adult Location: Blue Stem Natives' greenhouse

  • "MAKE + TAKE": Native container garden

    “Make + Take” Native Plant Container Garden Did you know that many native plants can grow very happily together in a container? ll chat a bit about spacing, structure, watering, and organizing plants to make it not only a great mini-habitat technique with finished seams, the synthetic blend of PET materials in the Boxer Brown pouches will stay tough

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  • Huzzah! The Monarchs have arrived!

    There are other amazing insects who need milkweed too, so don't assume something on your milkweed shouldn't Read our e-book, "A Mini-Guide to Gardening for Monarchs" all about this incredible insect to learn more


    Here is our Top 10 list of garden chores that will keep your neighbors and local wildlife happy. Mowing and using a leaf blower can destroy the cocoons of many over-wintering moths and butterflies, If you can’t turn the barrels over, leave those drains open and be sure to securely cover the tops to These tops will decompose over the winter, improving the soil, providing bedding material for small creatures Many creatures use dead and dying wood as a habitat, including our beloved bees, birds, and an array

  • Winter doldrums, garden dreams

    For obvious reasons, I don't have a ton of time for a full veggie garden anymore (hello, small business explained the need to determine the sun and soil types for a particular area, and advised us to keep in mind A bit ago, I wrote up a (sorta) step-by-step guide to how I was doing my own site analysis, and I wanted

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Other Pages (34)

  • Trading Post | Blue Stem Natives

    Available for purchase online: Rain barrels and accessories Soil Mini-e-Books Books Tools Garden Decor Pollinators cards Quick View coloring book: 12 Native Plants and their Pollinators ​ Filter by Category All mini-guide (ebook) Adults' Books Kids' Books Insects Price $4.99 $39.95 Quick View A Mini-Guide to Gardening Planning (ebook) Quick View A Mini-Guide to Gardening for Monarchs (ebook) Quick View Birds of the Northeast Quick View Folding Guide: Common Butterflies of the Northeast Quick View Folding Guide: Caterpillars

  • Newsletters | Blue Stem Natives

    Early July, 2023: Shrub sale and "Mini-Guide to Gardening for Monarchs". ​ Early fall, 2022 : Top ten fall gardening chores and great discounts ​ Fall, 2022: Seeds and sowing resource

  • Lawn Alternatives | Blue Stem Natives

    Further Reading ​ Webinar (recorded): "How to Replace Your Lawn", Tower Hill Botanic Garden horticulture director Mark Richardson online: "Mini Meadow - Native Plantings" , Chatham Conservation Foundation

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