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. 

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

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. 

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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