Michigan Native Plants

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2014 Michigan Native Plant Sales & Events

Again in 2014 BetterFinds LLC is pleased to aid the Michigan consumer with a comprehensive listing of 'Michigan Native Plant Sales & Events'.

Buy Locally  Plant Ethically . . . . .

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Native Plant Information Tools

Concurrent with an update to our Catalog bibliography, below are hyperlinks to our favorite informational hyperlinks & most popular handouts.

Since the Lady’s 1st sales date, the ‘Book’ accompanied her, copies to be handed out gratis in her quest to educate the consumer. What started out as Native Species List for all conditions/combinations of soil, light & moisture has evolved into the ‘BIG BOOK’ with additional handouts on ‘Deer Resistant Plants’, Walnut resistant species, specialized gardens & information beyond the containers “How to Grow” sticker.


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In Praise of a Normal Spring

. . . . . I kept thinking if my efforts would be rewarded at the end of this year. Not only monetarily but personally, inwardly because all who ‘grow’ gain sustenance from the crops they nurture . . . . .  [Read More]
 
 

FIRST SNOW

An inch of snow fell overnight — our first snow. Completely normal, perfectly on time being it is post-Thanksgiving.

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LEAVES



Its harvest time at the Nursery, the season neighbors speculate on my sanity. A harvest of leaves celebrated by the picture of our 70’ Red Maple on our LocalHarvest homepage & celebrated with the leaves footing Lynn’s vase of native Asters. Though inedible a harvest none the less & a harvest you should join.

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POLLINATORS

I saw my first butterfly yesterday & immediately thought of Brenda Dziedzic. Brenda is the author of
Butterflies in the Garden, President & Co-founder of the Southeast Michigan Butterfly Association &
the attendees favorite at the 25th Wildflower Association of Michigan Conference . . . . .

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The Winter that Wasn't!

Lynn & I have a contest each fall: me & the internet's long-range forecast –vs- her “listening” to her plants. She have been scary-good for five years straight, accurately forecasting past years cold, heavier snowfall & spring wetness. But fifty years & her plants are still teaching . . . . .
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SNOB -vs- STEWARD

My blog has a built-in readership. I also write an irreverent closed-circulation ‘Newsletter’ when finding time back home, humorously ranting on a current topic & sharing email content (cartoons; articles; videos; hyperlinks) gleaned from a hundred plus monthly emails.  Each not only reflects the dark humor of my entertainment industry coworkers but their divergent views & how well-read & informed they are as a group.

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Buy Locally, Plant Ethically

My one New Year resolution is to post a blog entry at the least, monthly. And for 2011, our planned advertising has put into motion guarantees I will update our LocalHarvest profile weekly starting in March.  All thanks to 50 year-old lessons learned & remembered still.

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