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If you live almost anywhere in the central and western United States, chances are good that Prairie Junegrass (Koeleria macrantha), is a native grass in your region. Read on to learn more about one of our country's most beautiful and humble prairie grasses!
Ditch the lawn mower and turn to native plants to create beautiful, no mow landscapes! Learn how My Home Park's pre-designed native plant collections work as sustainable, no mow lawn alternatives.
In this blog post, I want to introduce you to the tip of the iceberg of the wonderful world of native bees and share the important role they play in our natural ecosystems.
Unlike other members of the geranium family that you will find in most garden centers, Wild Geraniums (Geranium maculatum) are a hardy and beautiful native wildflower that can be found throughout much of the eastern North America. Learn more about Wild Geraniums!
Celebrate National Wildflower Week and the impact of native wildflowers. Their unique colors, shapes and sizes add to the diversity and beauty of our landscapes. Apart from supporting the needs of local biodiversity, wildflowers have also been valued by humans for their medicinal and culinary properties.
Discover how you can help save the endangered monarch butterflies by taking simple steps towards conservation. Check out My Home Park's native plant collections, designed to support your efforts in supporting various pollinators like Monarch butterflies.
Black-eyed Susan is an important plant for supporting pollinators, such as bees and butterflies. Whether grown in a garden bed or allowed to grow wild, Black-eyed Susan is a beautiful and beneficial addition to any landscape.
Discover the truth behind the most common myths and facts about buying plants online. Find out why shopping for plants online from My Home Park can actually be a convenient and enjoyable experience!
Join us on this journey to discover the diversity and value of native plant species and learn how you can incorporate them into your own green spaces. If you live almost anywhere in the United States, chances are good that Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), is a native grass in your region.
Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata) is a hardy and adaptable perennial plant that is native to most of the United States. In this post, we'll explore the many benefits and characteristics of this amazing plant, as well as tips for growing it in your own garden or landscape.
Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) is a stunning plant and member of the mint family (Lamiaceae). Also known as Bee Balm or Horsemint, this herbaceous perennial is found in a wide variety of habitats. It's naturally deer resistant and its striking clusters of lavender-pink flowers are highly attractive to pollinators.
Planning to kickstart a wildlife garden but hate the idea of sacrificing your yard's style and aesthetics? Follow these tips and techniques to create a non-messy, beautiful looking wildlife garden with native plants.
Don't let water shortage ruin the beauty of your outdoor spaces! Create a low water landscape with native plants that are naturally drought tolerant and help in conserving water. Also check out how My Home Park's native plant collections make it easy to design a beautiful and water-efficient garden.
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), often called simply Butterfly Weed, is a beautiful and easy-to-grow perennial plant native across much of North America.
Create gardens for pollinators by using native plants!
Iowa is home to a diverse range of ecosystems, including prairies, woodlands,...
Learn more about Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) and the benefits it brings to pollinators and your yard!
Are you looking for plants that are native to the state of Minnesota? We explain what it means to be a Minnesota native plant and share a short list of some examples to get you started!
Transform your garden from dull to inspiring with the power of plant diversity. Discover how you can create a thriving ecosystem in your backyard by adding diverse plant species, ranging from wildflowers to native grasses.
This article spotlights five benefits of using native flora in campus landscaping, supported by examples of institutions which have successfully incorporated natives in their campus landscapes
Are you looking for plants that are native to the state of Wisconsin? We explain what it means to be a Wisconsin native plant and share a short list of some examples to get you started!
Learn more about how native plants can help you engage in sustainable gardening.
Are you looking for plants that are native to the state of Indiana? We explain what it means to be an Indiana native plant and share a short list of some examples to get you started!
This article explains the need for companies to utilize native plants in their commercial landscape designs.
Are you looking for plants that are native to the state of Illinois? We explain what it means to be an Illinois native plant and share a short list of some examples to get you started!
This blog highlights 6 common gardening mistakes that people make while starting a native plant garden. Learn how you can avoid making these errors to enjoy a successful gardening journey.
Are you looking for plants that are native to the state of Michigan? We explain what it means to be a Michigan native plant and share a short list of some examples to get you started!
This is a guide to starting a native plant garden. Reading these 11 gardening tips will help you create an eco-friendly habitat from scratch.
Learn how to replace your lawn with native plants and transform your yard into a eco-friendly, pollinator-friendly habitat. Find out how MHP plant collections can help you kickstart a native plant garden.
Are you looking for plants that are native to the state of Ohio? We explain what it means to be an Ohio native plant and share a short list of some examples to get you started!
Native plants are an excellent replacement for grass and many municipalities, governmental buildings, corporate campuses are removing grass and replacing it with native plants and native grasses. Native plants and grasses are inexpensive to install and are low-maintenance and require little to no additional water. My Home Park replaced grass with native plants for $3 / square foot.
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Gift a native plant garden to someone else, and give a gift of beauty and impact!
Planting a native plant garden restores the habitats for pollinators such as bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Native plant gardens provide shelter and food for birds as well. But how long will it take for my native plants to start growing and helping pollinators?
We have put together an essential guide on establishing and maintaining a native plant garden during the first year. Native plants can succeed by following these simple steps. Learn how planting the right native plants will help pollinators, birds and beneficial insects.
Campus landscaping is a powerful tool that draws prospective students to the university or college and influences their enrollment decisions. Designing these spaces with native plants can enhance biodiversity, foster environmental stewardship and instill the values of sustainable living.
Sustainable native plant landscapes in commercial/corporate campuses supports sensitive ecosystems and offers short-term and long-term benefits to workers and organizations.
Fall is the best time to plant native plants - the air is cool, the ground is still warm and plants are ready to invest their energy in root growth.
Adam Woodruff and Peggy and John have completely different garden design philosophies. Learn about their philosophies and how they're both influenced by native plants.
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Home gardens play a crucial role in supporting the ecosystem which is essential for human well-being. Instead of opting for mono-culture gardens filled with lawns or non-native (exotic, ornamental plants that native insects cannot thrive on), we can make better choices that support local wildlife.
An article that outlines the importance of native plants.
Replace your lawn with native plants and save on lawn maintenance costs, water and more.
My Home Park understands the complex partnerships between native plants, insects and the planet. We aim to help you make the right landscaping choices that look good and serve ecological functions as well. Here are some of the ways in which MHP can support your goals of creating pollinator-friendly gardens in your yards along with restoring lost habitats in your communities.
Learn about how native plants can increase your property value, alongside beautifying your yard and bringing pollinators.
Native plants which are local to our regions are crucial to provide habitats and food for thousands of essential creatures that work hard to keep our ecosystem in balance. By prioritizing native plants over lawns or invasive plants, we can support the wildlife that supports us.
Native plants which are local to our regions are crucial in bringing back creatures like beetles, bugs, butterflies, bats and thousands of bee species that pollinate about 80% of our food crops. By prioritizing them over lawns or exotic plants, we can fill our yards with these friendly and useful species that re-establish our connections with nature.
The fact is, native plant gardens come with their own set of challenges, although fewer than growing ornamental gardens or lawns. Learn more about the challenges and easy solutions to overcome them!
Learn about alternatives to boxwoods in the form of native plants!