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on January 30, 2024

Tennessee is blessed with a rich variety of native plants that each...

on November 16, 2023

An exclusive gift guide from My Home Park and Planted Places!

on November 09, 2023

In this post, we will introduce you to some Bay area native plants which can add beauty and functionality to your garden. Whether your yard is soaked in full sun or tucked in shade, there's a plant that can easily thrive.

on October 18, 2023

Kentucky boasts a diverse range of native species that contribute to its unique ecosystems. In this post, we'll delve into the beauty, ecological importance, and benefits of cultivating native plants right in your own backyard. Whether you have a sunny garden, a partially shaded space, or a cozy spot beneath a lush canopy, there's a Kentucky native plant ready for your landscape.

on October 10, 2023

Missouri, the "Show Me State," contains a beautiful range of landscapes, from...

on September 29, 2023

At My Home Park, we are always looking for ways to support expert growers and native plant experts. Our team has been proud to see how Meadow City has grown over the last year and would like to use our platform to support them. If you are looking for native plants in the Cleveland area, please visit them and learn more at meadowcitynursery.com.

on September 28, 2023

We've curated a list of 16 standout native plants perfect for enriching any garden in the Empire State, laying the groundwork for a lush, yet environmentally conscious outdoor space. Whether you live upstate, in New York City, or out on Long Island, you could stand to benefit from incorporating even just a few of these indigenous species into your New York garden.

on September 14, 2023

Connecticut hosts a remarkable variety of native plants that thrive in Connecticut's...

on September 10, 2023

New Jersey features a wide range of native plants that naturally thrive...

on August 31, 2023

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.

on August 31, 2023

I’ll explain a bit how and why non-native – in many cases invasive – grass species can often become such damaging – even dangerous – yet overlooked members of our neighborhood ecosystems. Although the tragedy that fell on Maui can maybe feel like a world away for folks in mainland America, non-native and invasive plants have become a problem we will all need to address, wherever we live.

 

on August 29, 2023

Delaware is home to a wonderful variety of native plants perfectly suited...

on August 26, 2023

Despite being the smallest state in the country, Rhode Island boasts an amazing collection of native plants that thrive in the state's unique environment and coastal areas. As you'll learn in the sections ahead, growing these native plants in your Rhode Island yard offers numerous advantages. Whether your garden basks in full sun, enjoys some dappled shade, or resides in the shelter of dense woodland, these 9 native plants will serve as a rich foundation for creating abundant and ecologically beneficial gardens.

on August 21, 2023

We've pulled together a selection of 14 native plants in Pennsylvania which will serve as a great foundation for cultivating a vibrant and ecologically mindful garden.

on August 18, 2023

Whether your garden enjoys full sun, dappled shade, or the shelter of dense woodland, these 15 native plants of Maryland will provide an excellent starting point for creating a thriving and ecologically beneficial garden.

on August 16, 2023

Massachusetts is home to an awesome suite of amazing plants that are all native to the state. These various species include native trees like the ubiquitous Red Maple (Acer rubrum) as well as deciduous shrubs like Canadian Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) and even Massachusetts' state flower, the Mayflower.

on August 15, 2023

Today, My Home Park is launching pre-designed native gardens for Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Washington D.C., Kentucky, and Missouri.

on July 24, 2023

Wildflowers are a beloved part of many gardens and natural landscapes, but what exactly are they? The term "wildflower" can be used to describe any flowering plant that grows without human cultivation, but it often specifically refers to native plants that grow wild in meadows, prairies, and other natural settings. 

on July 17, 2023

We get a lot of questions on deadheading or reducing the height of purple coneflowers because they can grow up to 5’ high.  The answer is simple: You don’t have to deadhead, but it can improve the look and shape.

on July 06, 2023

So, let’s explore some fun ways to introduce native plants to kids and help them establish a strong connection with nature.

on June 27, 2023

At My Home Park, we receive many questions from our customers regarding the shipment process for our native plant collections - the biggest question is whether we ship seed packets or plug plants? Read this article to learn why we prefer to ship our plants as plugs.

on June 16, 2023

In this article, we will consider some of our planet's pollinating birds and discuss some ways you can attract these and many other species of pollinators to your yard.

on June 12, 2023

In this article, I will share some of the amazing things that flies do for our ecosystems, introduce us to a handful of fly pollinators, and make a case for why you should try to attract flies to your own yard.

on June 09, 2023

This June, we are diving into the world of pollinators all month long to celebrate Pollinator Week (June 18 - 24). When we think of pollinators, we tend to focus on the familiar faces: bees and butterflies. However, there's an incredible group of insects that often go unnoticed in the pollination game – wasps.

on June 02, 2023

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!

on May 23, 2023

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.

on May 20, 2023

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. 

on May 14, 2023

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!

on May 05, 2023

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.

on May 01, 2023

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.

on April 24, 2023

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.

on April 19, 2023

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!

on April 10, 2023

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.

on April 03, 2023

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.

on March 29, 2023

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.

on March 27, 2023

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.

on March 22, 2023

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.

on March 21, 2023

Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), often called simply Butterfly Weed, is a beautiful and easy-to-grow perennial plant native across much of North America.

on March 17, 2023

Create gardens for pollinators by using native plants!

on March 13, 2023

Iowa is home to a diverse range of ecosystems, including prairies, woodlands,...

on March 10, 2023

Learn more about Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) and the benefits it brings to pollinators and your yard!

on March 06, 2023

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!

on March 03, 2023

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.

on February 27, 2023

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

on February 24, 2023

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!

on February 20, 2023

Learn more about how native plants can help you engage in sustainable gardening.

on February 17, 2023

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!

on February 13, 2023

This article explains the need for companies to utilize native plants in their commercial landscape designs.

on February 10, 2023

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!

on February 06, 2023

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.