Audubon Arkansas Fall Native Plant Sale!

The weather is becoming pleasant and we all want to get into our outdoor spaces. Audubon is just in time with its fall native plant sale. As with the spring sale, there will be an online store that will be open from September 17th through October 1st. You will be able to make a purchase using your credit or debit card. Audubon will schedule your pickup with you. Please watch the Audubon Arkansas website for updates!

Thank you Audubon Arkansas!

Many thanks to Audubon Arkansas who found a way to have the Spring Native Plant Sale – an online version. These folks set up an online sale site for multiple Arkansas vendors. Their staff facilitated by using their staff for curbside pick-up of the orders. If you haven’t already, please explore the programs & donate to this important non-profit for their work in our community!

Audubon Native Plant Sale The Sale is on!

Many of us are finding some calm in working in our green spaces. This is a great time to add native plants to your landscape to support pollinators and wildlife. Audubon Arkansas has worked out a way to have a safe Native plant sale! We are excited to be able to offer some of our favorite native plants to you. Some quantities are limited, so I encourage you to order early. There are also several other great vendors offering more plants. When you go to the site (link below) you’ll find an easy way to order online the plants you want & schedule a curbside pick-up time.

Covid-19 has hit all of us, but it is especially hard on nonprofits. Arkansas is fortunate to have access to the great programs offered by Audubon Arkansas & their wonderful staff. You will see some buttons at the sale site to make a donation to Audubon Arkansas. I encourage you to donate to help them continue to provide the programs and services that are important to our community!

The direct link sale website is


Spring is the time for the Monarch migration we are fortunate to live in one of the paths of their migration. So go outside, look for them, notice what plants in your yard attract them. Make a conscious decision to make pollinator-friendly plants part of your landscape. The leaves may get consumed by caterpillars, so they may be a little ragged. Still, we need to celebrate these nectar/larval food sources. Our winged friends will thank you! There’s a great site below giving info about the Monarch migration in Arkansas.

2020 Arkansas Flower & Garden Show; February 28-March 1!

A new year has rolled around and we’re are looking forward to the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show at the end of February. It’s always fun to see returning customers and finding new ones. I love it when we hear what families are doing to keep their kids engaged in plants & gardening. We hope to see you this year, too. For more information, go to:

Please join Rand in the Arts & Crafts building ‘How to’ stage on Saturday, 2/29 @ 11:30. The topic is ‘Gardening for the Future (Native Plants)’. There are a bunch of great speakers lined up! Go to the link below to see the speakers for all 3 days.

Audubon Fall Native Plant Sale 2019

A big ‘Thank you!’ to all who turned out October 11 & 12th! The Friday evening VIP party was great & a lot of folks enjoyed seeing & purchasing the native plants from all the vendors. On Saturday we saw many families with kiddos and dogs. We enjoyed seeing old friends and made new. The free admission on Saturday gave access to the sale to people who may not have had the ability to attend otherwise.

Thanks to Audubon Arkansas for their help in educating the public and providing an opportunity for people to have more access to native plants. We are grateful for the invitation to participate and for their support of Arkansas businesses!

Celebrating National Pollinator Week! 

National Pollinator Week is June 17 – 23, 2019. It’s a great time to remind ourselves how important pollinators are to the foods we enjoy on our table every day.  As many native plant habitats are shrinking or disappearing altogether, supporting pollinators in our home gardens becomes even more important. There are some great sites for gathering information on pollinators & how to support them. There are a few links below to get you started.

Project Milkweed

Bee City USA: Galvanizing Communities to Reverse Pollinator Decline

Thanks for turning out!

We enjoyed being with all the folks who turned out to hear Rand’s 2 soldout seminars on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at River Valley HP. Thanks to Kevin Grisham and a host of other River Valley employees who made us welcome. We had a great time with friends old & new. There are other great speakers coming up & we recommend you keep an eye on the River Valley Facebook page for updates!