Greenhouse Advice

I’m trying to make my yard and garden more inviting to pollinators, and I’m having trouble finding greenhouses in the Duluth area that don’t treat their flowers with long-lasting systemic insecticides that get into the pollen and nectar. I don’t want to bring flowers and shrubs home that will poison the bees and butterflies I’m trying to attract. Any recommendations for where to get untreated plants locally? I’ve gotten some at Burchfiel’s and some at Boreal Natives, but they don’t have everything I’d like to plant.

2 Comments

Sonya

about 8 years ago

Have you gone to the farmer's market?  Everything should be grown locally, and you could ask the farmers what (if any) chemicals they use.  Whole Foods Co-op has bedding plants, too, although mostly I think it's only veggies, herbs and a few annual flowers.

bluenewt

about 8 years ago

Thanks, Sonya. I've gotten some stuff at the co-op, and I'll try the farmers' market. I'm looking for some trees and perennials, too, and am not having a lot of luck.

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