The Northeastern Minnesota Bee Friendly Corridor is a new project to support pollinators and pollinator habitat. Carlton SWCD, Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community and Xerces Society are partners in this collaboration. The NE MN Bee Friendly Corridor builds on the great work of our region’s beekeepers, gardeners, farmers and food producers. It is funded by the Lawn to Legumes program which began in 2019 and is administered by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR).
Choose from 7 different kits to suit your landscaping needs. Each kit will cover 150 square feet with 12-18 inch spacing. Kits are designed to attract pollinators, provide habitat for wildlife and bloom throughout the entire growing season. To order your kits scroll down to the order form. All kits include 36 plants (plugs of 6 different species).
Native plants in this kit prefer sunny areas and moderately drained soils. These colorful plants will bloom throughout the entire summer and will attract monarchs and pollinators. Plants will reach 2-5 feet in height.
Native plants in this kit prefer sunny areas and dry to moist soils. These plants provide excellent food and habitat for many native songbirds. Plants will reach 2-6 feet in height.
Native plants in this kit prefer sunny areas and dry soils. These plants are especially hardy and do not require much watering once established. Beautiful colors through fall and a pollinators dream. Plants will reach 1-3 feet in height.
Native plants in this kit prefer shade and moist soils. Perfect for those difficult to plant areas that receive less than 6 hours of sun! These species will add color and bloom throughout the season. Plants will reach 1-3 feet in height.
Native plants in this kit prefer saturated or poorly drained soils with over 6 hours of sun. These species can survive flooding events and would be great in a raingarden, lakeshore or wetland area. Plants will reach 2-4 feet in height.
Native plants in this kit prefer shady areas and somewhat well drained soils. Deer will tend to avoid these species, which provide beautiful colors, food for pollinators, and showstopping colors throughout the entire year! Plants will reach 2-5 feet in height.
Native plants in this kit prefer shade and somewhat dry to moist soils. Perfect for those difficult to plant areas under pine trees with less than 6 hours of sun. These species will add color and bloom throughout the entire growing season. Plants will reach 1-3 feet in height.
Native plants have evolved over thousands of years, do well in all conditions and are able to resist most of what Mother Nature has in store for them. Click on the picture to download PDF.
The Xerces Society will be giving away 50 free Pollinator Habitat Signs at the plant sale! Support conservation and spread the word about the importance of pollinators by displaying this sign in your yard. Produced by the Xerces Society, this durable 9 x 12 sign is designed for outdoor use (hardware not included).
You can pay on our website with a credit or debit card. You can also call our office and we will take your payment information over the phone. We are not accepting cash or check payments at this time.
Plant pick up will be Friday, June 19th from 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at our office, 808 3rd Street, Carlton MN. Please park in our lot in front of one of the plant pick up signs and our staff will come to your vehicle, ask for your name, then bring your order to you. There is no need to leave your vehicle, we will bring your plants directly to your.
Our staff will be practicing social distancing on pick up day. We will approach your vehicle and ask for your name, then bring your order to your vehicle. We ask that you do not get out of your car, we will take care of everything!
Plants arrive from the greenhouse in flats like the picture above. Our staff will deliver the plants to your vehicle on pick up day, June 19th.
We will not accept late orders at the time, but we are planning another sale in the fall.
Monarch Kit Fact Sheet (pdf)Download
Songbird Kit Fact Sheet (pdf)Download
Pollinator Kit Fact Sheet (pdf)Download
Shady Kit Fact Sheet (pdf)Download
Raingarden Kit Fact Sheet (pdf)Download
Deer Resistant Fact Sheet (pdf)Download
Pine Mulch Kit Fact Sheet (pdf)Download
Planting Recommendations & Care (pdf)Download
2020 Native Garden Kit Order Form (pdf)Download