Types of Native Gardens
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Butterfly Garden
Pollinator Garden
Riparian Shade Garden
Riparian Sun Garden
Shade Garden
Sun Garden
These native plants encourage butterflies by providing good food and/or shelter during all phases of the butterfly life cycle.
These native plants attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and other insects as well as natural enemies to garden pests.

For more information visit MSU's Enchancing Beneficial Insects with Native Plants page.
These native plants do well in partial sun. Some, such as the Cardinal Flower, need moist to wet soil and do well in or right next to water. Others prefer moist to dry soil and would be planted higher on the bank. A few, such as the Black-Eyed Susan, have extensive root systems which prevent erosion.
These native plants do well in full sun. Some need moist to wet soil and do well in or right next to water. Others prefer moist to dry soil and would be planted higher on the bank. A few, such as the Black-Eyed Susan, have extensive root systems which prevent erosion.
Some of these native plants do well in full shade, others in partial sun. Most prefer moist soil.
These native plants do well in full sun.