Welcome to the Native Backyards Shop! Here you’ll find my favorite products for native plant gardeners, both to use in your own yard, but also to help you spread the word about the importance of native plants to others.
Native Plant Lovers Gifts
Plant Natives Mug
Have a friendly reminder each time you drink your coffee with this 11oz mug with blue handle & interior. A great gift idea!
Plant Natives Hat
This hat features the Purple Coneflower, an iconic flower native to the Eastern half of the US. The hat comes in three different colors.
Plant Profile Card
Keep track of your favorite native plants with this pretty downloadable Plant Card. Don’t miss the other garden templates in the shop!
Garden Layout Tool
Plan out your native plant garden easily with this printable grid. Add plants based on their mature size and play around with different designs.
“Plant it and they will come” is so true when it comes to gardening with native plants. Soon your yard will be filled with pollinators!
Help spread the word by adding these waterproof stickers to your water bottle, notebook, laptop, etc. Dishwasher safe!
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Must Read Books for Native Plant Gardeners
Nature’s Best Hope
Nature’s Best Hope is a MUST read for anyone interested in backyard conservation. Doug Tallamy is the leading thinker in this space.
The Bee-Friendly Garden
I love the simple tips in this book for inviting more honey bees & native bees into your yard simply by the plants you choose to grow.
Native Texas Plants
If you’re a Texan, then this is the only native plant book you’ll need. It is my go-to source for helpful, quick info on Texas natives.
Want to learn about plants specific to your area?
Check out our top native plant books by state!
Gardening Tools Used by the Pros
Hori Hori Knife
This workhorse is the most used tool in my bag. This garden knife digs and cuts thanks to its serrated edge. Perfect for weeding.
Many native perennials benefit from being cut back once or twice a year. A good pair of pruning shears makes it easy.
Root Slayer Shovel
Recommended to me by a Master Naturalist friend, this is the BEST tool when you need to dig a hole in compact soil or remove a large plant.
These Dramm watering wands are the ones you’ll see your local nursery use. They give an even spray of water to your plants.
Keep this on hand to make new plants from cuttings. Propagate your natives to share with friends and neighbors!
When I volunteer to remove invasive plants from natural areas, this is the tool we use. Great for breaking up hard soil.
My Favorite Wildlife Habitat Products
This plastic feeder with snap on lid is the EASIEST to clean. I have it hanging from my balcony. Hummingbirds visit it daily here in TX!
UV Window Decals
Window collisions kill 1+billion birds in the US each year. Prevent bird strikes by putting these pretty UV coated decals on your windows.
This is the squirrel-proof feeder I have in my yard. Each day wrens, titmice, chickadees and more songbirds take part in the buffet!