Join Our Native Backyards Challenge!

Ready to help the Earth from your yard? Then sign up now for our free community challenge.

Each week for the next month, I will send you an email with a mini challenge to help you get to know the plants in your yard and find great native plants to grow in your area.

The ultimate goal of the challenge is to incorporate two new native plants into your yard. I hope you’ll join us!


Do you have a traditional grass lawn with a few shrubs?

Imagine instead if your yard was full of song birds and pollinators!

Native Backyards is your resource for bringing your yard to life with native plants.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • 5 Benefits of Growing Greggs Mistflower
    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.
  • Top 10 Butterfly Host Plants to Grow in Texas
    If you love butterflies and moths and are concerned about their population declines, then this is the post for you. We need more butterfly host plants in our yards!
  • Hummingbird Bush (Flame Acanthus): A Texas Native
    Hummingbird Bush (also called Flame Acanthus) is the perfect hummingbird magnet in your garden. You’ll love growing this low-maintenance Texas native plant.