Would you like to plant native plants to support local habitat but you aren’t sure where to start? Our Plant by Number Native Plant Flats are a great way to get started with native plants! These 34 plug flats come in many different “designs” to choose from. Each year the species diversity is different depending on what is healthy for the grower and is selected for year round blooms.
Each design comes with its own planting instructions. You simply match up numbers from the flat to a 4′ x 10′ planting space and you will have a blooming garden the next year (flats are small one-year old plants about 1″ in diameter and most will not bloom or reach full growth the year of planting, but should the following year).
Once monarch caterpillars transform into beautiful butterflies, they need the right food that can not only assure they survive but that can also power their long winter migration to Mexico. This flat will include flowers that are native to West Michigan, since these are plants monarchs have relied on and are suited to the local environment.