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IMG_0772The purpose of the Crosslake Area Garden Club is to encourage all forms of horticulture through home and community gardening.

The Crosslake Area Garden Club is open to those who love gardening and other horticulture activities. The group meets at 1:00PM on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held at the Crosslake Community Center located at 14126 Daggett Pine Road in Crosslake, MN.

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Below are links to a variety of horticulture topics:

Guide to Minnesota Wildflowers – Photos and information about wild plants that grow in Minnesota, both native and non-native.

Minnesota Native Plant Encyclopedia search by county, soil type, sun/shade, color, etc.

Crow Wing Master Gardeners

Having trouble keeping those deer out of your garden, visit:  Oh, Deer! 10 Native Flowers That Stand Up to the Herds

Going Beyond Sustainability: The Essentials of EcoBeneficial Gardening – EcoBeneficial! ®

Common Types of Minnesota Bees presented by Natural Shore Technologies

Plants that draw pollinators to your garden presented by Seed Savers Exchange 

Native Bees, Solitary Bees, Wild Bees: for more information, please visit the Minnesota Bee lab

Science for kidsgreat video of bees.  Learn about the honeybee hive, queen bee, worker bees and drones.

Pollinator Partnership – a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and the largest in the world dedicated exclusively to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems

Bee Smart Pollinator Gardener app – an easy and most useful tool to help plan an array of pollinator gardens.

How to Create a Pollinator Victory Garden

Pollinator Friendly Alliance – this group is located in Stillwater, MN.  This site has wonderful information about pollinators.

Plants for Minnesota Bees –  A list of pollinator friendly plants provided by the University of Minnesota Bee Lab.

Pollinators and Their Habitat – Minnesota Department of Agriculture information regarding pollinators.

6 Things to Know Before You Start Growing Your Own Food

6 Ways to Grow Edibles in Small Places

What Monarch Butterflies Taught Me About Garden Design

Garden-Friendly Native Alternatives to Overplanted Exotics