Sunnyside Gift Cards

Give the gift of Sunnyside!

A great gift for anyone on your list

menu dropdown icon
Fall Custom Container in Metal Trough

Patio arrangements are our specialty! Sunnyside is known for color, come see for yourself.

Bee Balm

Monarda or Bee Balm is a great late summer perennial bloomer.

Rudbeckia flowers

Black Eyed Susans are the plant of the season!  Enjoy them as cut flowers or in a mass display in your garden.

Crassula capitella 'Red Dragon'

Hundreds of succulents in store.  Choose from individual pots or custom arrangements.

Neonicotinoids and Bees

Posted by on March 25th 2014

Miner bee

The Question:

Hi! I understand several Twin Cities garden stores (including Bachman’s and Gerten’s) are no longer stocking plants that have been treated with neonicotinoids, as these chemicals may be responsible for killing bees and other pollinators. My family and I have been buying many of our plants from Sunnyside for a number of years now, but in order to continue as customers we would need a promise from you that you, too, have banned these plants. Have you?

Thanks, and here is a link to the StarTribune’s article about this from earlier this week: http://m.startribune.com/?id=250843241

Our Answer:

As of last year, we discovered only a very few plants would even be considered for treatment from this chemical at the wholesale level.  We began investigating last July (2013) when the research came out about the affects of neonics on bee populations.  We didn't find any additional information from our wholesalers at that time, but are continuing to seek answers as well as safe, untreated plants for our customers. Sunnyside is committed to being(beeing) bee friendly and offering bee safe alternatives.

Share This Article:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Map to Sunnyside Gardens

3723 W 44th St
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 926-2654

Get Directions

Hours
Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm
Sunday 9am-6pm

Contact A
Gardener

image of gardening supplies

Schedule time with one of our experts to plan out your next landscaping project!

Ask A Question