Native Plant Landscaping
Native-Plant Landscape Designer Sought
(January 14, 2015) The Valley of Flowers Chapter has awarded $1500 to a community consortium that is restoring Mandeville Creek in Bozeman, and plans to develop a set of demonstration gardens on the grounds of Bozeman High School. The purpose of the grant is to fund the time of a native-plant landscape designer, to consult with the project manager to create a Phase I design for the site (approximately 8 acres). If qualified and interested, please send your contact information to Gretchen Rupp by January 31: email@example.com 406-586-8363406-586-8363
Articles About Landscaping with Montana Native Plants
The Landscaping and Revegetation Committee seeks input for the next update to the Montana Native Plants Source Guide (see below). Please contact Clare Beelman if you have information on a plant nursery in your area that may have begun to carry more natives or a new nursery that sells native plants. Contact Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here we have gathered a number of native plant landscaping references. Some are general, for the whole state of Montana, and others are specific to various regions of the state.
Represented regions include: Flathead Valley, Helena area, Bozeman & Southwest Montana area, and the Missoula & West-Central Montana area. Click on the region you are interested in. Don't feel limited to reading about your area only- much of the information is applicable to multiple regions.
Where the Prairies Meet the Mountains: an introduction to using Montana native plants
Guidelines for Selecting Horticultural Plant Material for Montana
Creating Native Landscapes
Here is a newly researched statewide guide to sources of native plant material for your landscape needs.
Audubon At Home
Attracting pollinators is a rewarding goal for your native plant garden. Here are some links with more information on pollinators:
You may also be interested in a document on Voluntary Guidelines for Selecting Horticultural Plant Material for Montana developed and posted by the MNPS Conservation Committee. The paper discusses non-native horticultural materials.