Native Gardens Raingardens Shoreline Stabilization


If you want to do your part to protect water right in your own yard, the Blue Thumb - Planting for Clean Water program can help. We aim to make it easy for residents to plan, purchase and plant beautiful native gardens, raingardens and shorelines. These cost-effective plantings require little watering and minimal care after established. They also invite birds and butterflies to your yard.

Blue Thumb Update

On May 27, 2015 RCWD Board of Managers approved a license agreement under which Metro Blooms will operate and manage the Blue Thumb program. We are excited about all of the possibilities this collaboration holds and hope you will join us in continuing to shape Blue Thumb moving forward.

Learn More About Blue Thumb Projects, Events & Resources

The Award-Winning Blue Thumb Program

was the first stop on the Cousteau "Blue Legacy Tour" sponsored by National Geographic!

Green Gift Ideas

How about a raingarden book or a gift card to a Blue Thumb nursery, landscape designer, or installer? Find out more


Dawn Pape, Marketing and Partner Engagement Director,
Metro Blooms | P.O. Box 17099 | Minneapolis, MN 55417 | P: (651) 485-5171