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Did you know you can help the Earth without leaving your yard?
Growing native plants is the key!

Native Backyards is here to help you garden with native plants that pollinators and birds love.

I want to help you grow native plants!

Hi, I’m Haeley from San Antonio, TX and I’m here to help you grow more plants native to your area!

I have seen firsthand how the right plants can BRING YOUR YARD TO LIFE with butterflies, bees, and birds. 🦋🐝🐤

I’ve TRANSFORMED MY YARD with Texas natives over the last few years and I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with you.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Top 10 Texas Native Plant Nurseries
    Are you looking for Texas natives for your garden? These 1o Texas native plant nurseries are a must visit!It is not always easy to find native trees and perennials at your local garden center. However these Texas nurseries are some of the best for stocking a great selection of native plants for your Texas garden. In fact, many of them only carry Texas native plants!
  • Gregg’s Mistflower (Conoclinium greggii) – a Butterfly Magnet!
    If you want to bring your yard alive with pollinators, Gregg’s Mistflower is a must-have plant for your garden. Come fall, its fluffy purple blooms will be covered with Queen butterflies, and plenty of Monarchs too.
  • 5 Reasons to Grow Cutleaf Daisy (Engelmannia peristenia)
    ​Looking for a beautiful native wildflower to add to your garden? Look no further than Cutleaf Daisy, also known by the common name Engelmann’s Daisy and scientific name Engelmannia peristenia! One of my favorite Texas native plants, Cutleaf Daisy has large, showy yellow flowers through spring and summer. It can handle full sun and intense heat, and is drought tolerant thanks to its deep taproot.