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  • What’s That Plant?

    Last week’s blog prompted a few of our customers to ask us to help identify the oaks on their properties. It got me thinking about some of the way...
  • Mighty Oaks

    As I was out walking the other day, I noticed that acorns are beginning to fall. A sure sign that winter is on its way, acorns are an important so...
  • Butterfly Walk at Picnic Island

    On Sunday, November 21 at 9:30 am, our sister organization, the Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation, and NABA Tampa Bay will host a butterfly walk at Pi...
  • Learning About Natives

    Every now and then, a customer will ask us to provide guidance about reputable resources to learn more about native plants and their habitats. And ...
  • Great Nectar Sources To Feed Fall Butterflies

    With our nighttime temperatures in the 60’s, fall is definitely in the air. And while many of our friends in other parts of the country are prepari...
  • The American Bumble Bee Needs Help.
    Will You Rise To The Challenge?

    On September 29, 2021, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (US FWS) announced that it would begin a 12-month in-depth status review to determine whe...
  • Monarch migration

    Fall is in the air and that means Monarchs – hundreds of thousands of Monarchs – have begun their journey to their overwintering grounds in Mexico...
  • Outdoor Design

    If you watch any of the popular home design shows, chances are high that at some point during the episode, you’ll hear mention of adding layers an...
  • Spanish Needles

    Spanish needles (Bidens alba) is an underappreciated workhorse in the garden. There are approximately 230 Bidens species with 8 species of Bidens ...
  • Let’s Nurture Native This Fall

    Across much of the nation, Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. Although we may not yet notice cooler days, migrating birds and b...
  • Little Red Wagon Native Nursery's 1st Birthday!

    In April 2020, the week of Earth Day, I had the first pop up native plant sale as Little Red Wagon Native Nursery.  A month into the Covid pandemi...
  • Celebrating World Honey Bee Day

      This coming Saturday, August 21, is #WorldHoneyBeeDay and National Honey Bee Awareness Day. It’s a day that celebrates honey bees, their roles in...