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Speaking Schedule, Week of April 5

Next week’s talk schedule: Ann Arbor Wild Ones, Wednesday, April 8 at 6:45 atĀ Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. I’ll be talking about formal landscaping with native plants.

2nd Warmest February on Record

Only the eastern US, far southern Europe, and northern Africa were below average in February. The rest of the world was above average making February the second warmest on record. Alaska, Asia, and parts of the US west coast were as much as 15 degrees F above the 1951-1980 average, helping make the March 2014… Read more »

Native Perennials Springing to Life

Here are some pictures I took of native perennials springing to life just after the snow has melted. I often get asked, “What did you lose this past winter?” and my response is always the same. “Nothing.” These babies can handle our winters and have done so for the past 10,000 years or so.

Welcome to our blog!

This is the beginning of our blog. We will be posting interesting (hopefully!) information about sustainable landscaping regularly. Topics will include landscaping for wildlife, rain gardens, pollinator gardens, prairie gardens, lawn alternatives, reducing resource inputs, and general information on birds, bees, other pollinators, and wildlife. Check back often.