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Blanket Flower

The Blanket Flower -Gaillardia is a carefree, long blooming native perennial, that makes a warm, colorful addition to the garden and landscape ✿

earth friendly indoor projects

15 Green Indoor Projects

It’s getting cold outside… Take advantage of your time indoors & still have a positive impact outdoors with our Earth friendly project ideas + resources.

Kent/MSU Extension Grand Ideas Garden

Shindig in the GIG Fundraiser

Help support the Kent/MSU Extension Grand Ideas Garden by attending the
'Shindig in the GIG Fundraiser Auction' Saturday . October 13 . 2012

Michigan apple

U-pick Farms & Cider Mills

Enjoy the Fall season with hayrides, corn mazes, apples & cider, pumpkin patches and support our local farmers!

New England Aster -Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke'

New England Aster

New England Aster -Symphyotrichum novae-angliae is a wonderful native perennial for late summer color and is an excellent food & foraging source for late season bees and migrating Monarch butterflies ✿

Western Honey Bee -Apis mellifera - winter bee

Western Honey Bee

The Western Honey Bee -Apis mellifera has both summer and winter workers. Winter honey bees emerge from eggs laid at the end of summer…

Fall Aster

Welcome Fall with Flowers

7 late blooming perennials to add end of summer / fall color to the landscape & provide food for late season pollinators and migratory butterflies ✿

Spiderwort

10 Native Power Bloomers

With little care, native plants can add a rainbow of color to the garden all season long ✿