I want to help you grow natives!

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

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 two years and I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with you.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • 10 Texas Wasps to Know and Appreciate!
    Our native wasps perform many important ecological services here in Texas. Most importantly, they keep insect populations in a healthy balance by serving as predators and parasitoids. Adult wasps also serve as pollinators.
  • Top 5 Native Texas Bees to Know!
    Want to learn more about the Texas bees that visit your plants? You’ve come to the right place!Did you know that 80% of our flowering plants can thank pollinators (and especially bees) for their existence? That includes 60% of our crops. Without bees, there would be very few plants…and food! Our 800 different native Texas bees play a vital role in plant pollination. However, most of us are only familiar with the common European honeybee, which was imported to the U.S. in the 17th century.
  • Top 25 Texas Butterflies: The Ultimate Guide!
    With over 400 butterfly species, Texas has more types of butterflies than any other state! I’ve selected just a subset of butterflies in Texas for this guide. These 25 species are typically found throughout the state and fly throughout the year. They are some of the most common butterflies you will find in your garden, especially if you grow Texas native plants!