Winter Seed Stratification

Bre Bauerly Uncategorized

Seeding pots and trays is our focal point in the beginning of a new year, this needs to be done early so different seeds can grow to their own specifications. Stratification is a fundamental process to encourage plants to grow, and each species has it’s own unique preferences. Stratification is a process of placing wet seed in a cool environment …

New Year, New Plants

Bre Bauerly Uncategorized

We are kicking off the new year with many plans and preparations¬† for the MNL greenhouses! Very soon we will fire up the heat, and begin growing the first of our 2022 plant inventory.   Over the next couple of months, our production employees begin seeding trays of various species to begin our 2022 inventory. We have a very specific …

Here comes the cold!

Bre Bauerly Uncategorized

When the weather turns cold and the prairies go dormant, a lot of our customers ask what they should be doing to prepare their plantings for winter. Luckily, the answer is – not much! We really like to recommend leaving prairie, wetland, shoreline, and woodland native plantings standing over the winter! The seeds left on the grass and wildflower stems …

Bring Me the News – Unexpected Joys

Bre Bauerly Uncategorized

Bre from MNL recently had the opportunity to chat all things native plants with SHAYMUS MCLAUGHLIN, of Bring Me the News. This four part series goes into fun detail of the process and joys of converting traditional yards and landscaping into native plantings. Read the article here: https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-lifestyle/unexpected-joys-why-you-should-consider-replacing-lawn-with-minnesota-native-plants    

MNL is developing a new Partnership and Fundraising Program!

Bre Bauerly birds, Plants, Pollinators, Prairies, Sales

MNL is preparing to debut a new partnership program to promote the use of native plants and seed mixes on various landscapes across the Midwest! This partnership program will allow counties, cities, private businesses, non-profit groups, and more to host their own native plant and seed sales by way of a pre-order form! The plants would then be scheduled for …

Selecting Native Plants and Seed for Your Property – Growing Zones

Bre Bauerly Plants, Pollinators, Prairies, Seed Mixes, tips, wildflowers

Many gardeners are used to shopping for those hardy perennial plants according to their growing zone. We have such a unique set of challenges with growing and overwintering plants in Minnesota and the Midwest. Something a lot of people don’t know is that native plants, don’t go by zone – they go by historical range data. So instead of assigning …

Spring fever!

Bre Bauerly Uncategorized

This time of year always feels so exciting to those of us dreaming of getting outside! There have been a lot of photos and articles floating around about “waiting to rake and clean up gardens until temps are above 50 degrees” or similar. So what’s a gardener to do?! It really is great advice – not only are native pollinators …