Resources

Whether you're rearranging a few plants or the whole yard, we have the resources and partners to help you make beautiful, ecologically sound choices.

Raingarden Workshops

Unseasonably warm weather, long droughts and flooding rains are the new normal for spring and summer in Minnesota. Learn how your yard can adapt to and even help mitigate threats posed by these extreme weather events.

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Raingarden Information

Information about the installation and care of your raingarden.

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Blue Thumb Plant Selector

Choose the best native plants for your yard and garden.

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Grants

Many government agencies offer grants or "cost-share assistance" for projects that benefit water quality.

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Landscape Design and Installation

Find Blue Thumb partners who can help you design and/or install the native planting, raingarden, or shoreline restoration you've always wanted!

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Landscape Maintenance

Find Blue Thumb partners to help restore or care for your property.

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Materials

Find Blue Thumb partners who can provide the plants, tools, and other supplies necessary to do it yourself!

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Q & A

Couldn't find what you were looking for? Ask questions and find answers in our new Q&A forum.

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URBAN GARDENER’S GUIDE

View the Urban Gardener's Guide to learn about the many ways you can start your own own eco-friendly urban garden.

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Your donation is an investment in the future of our shared legacy, and will help us improve the health of our urban landscapes.

If you love gardens, clean watersheds and working with your community, join hundreds of others and enjoy the fun!

Metro Blooms Blue Thumb program is a public-private partnership promoting the use of native plants, raingardens and shoreline stabilization to improve water quality.