Grow Native

Half the battle against invasive species is to focus on what you want growing there. The benefits of native plants are many, including creating a beautiful landscape!

Once established, native plants are easy to maintain because they are adapted to Montana's temperatures, rainfall patterns, and soil conditions. 

Native Plants

  • Resist local pests and disease.

 

  • Reduce soil erosion, build soil structure, and absorb rainfall.

 

  • Require less water, and no fertilizer.

 

  • Are preferred by native birds, wildlife and pollinators for food and shelter. 

The mark of a healthy landscape is species diversity:  grasses, forbs, shrubs, and trees. 

Resources

  • Attracting Hummingbirds with Native Plants

    Learn about pollinators and the native plants they love!

  • Attracting Pollinators with Native Plants

    Learn about pollinators and the native plants they love!

  • Crail Ranch Native Garden - Get inspired!

    Learn about this amazing demonstration garden at the Historic Crail Ranch!

  • Creating Native Landscapes

    Tips for creating a native garden. 

  • Conservation Trees & Shrubs

    Learn more about drought tolerant and native trees and shrubs. 

  • Native vs Exotic Thistles in Montana

    Not all thistles are bad! Learn what is native and what is noxious.

  • Native Wildflowers & Bees of Western Monotana

    Learn about native wildflowers and the many bee species of Montana.

  • Pollinators Friendly Plants in Montana

    Learn about pollinators and the native plants they love!

  • Water Wise Landscape Guide

    Check out this new water wise landscape guide put together by our partners, Gallatin River Task Force. 

  • Xeriscape Gardening Guide

    Learn about the principles of xeriscaping in our region

Inspiration for Your Garden

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