Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Hoop House in the Native Dave nursery at Sage Hollow, Jan 2017
Happy New Year! We hope you and your loved ones have enjoyed the holiday season and are basking in the glow of a prosperous and hopeful 2017. Our nursery is rapidly filling with natives and edibles to tantalize you and your butterfly and "bird brain" friends. Below is our current availability; we are eager to share this with you! If you prefer our list in pdf, please send an email to nativedaveinc@gmail.com.

New plants are being added daily. If there is something you would like us to grow, please let us know!

Our regular prices are as follows: 4in pots = $4; 1G = $8; 5G shrubs = $25; 5G trees = $35; and palms are priced by the trunk foot (please call for prices.) 

Hours of operation: by appointment or at one of our public plant sales (dates and times TBA soon.)

Friday, June 17, 2016

Oh Floodwaters, Keep On Drainin'

Flooded St. Francis
On May 16th an historic rain event fell upon us. Approximately 12 inches in 5 hours landed on our home and nursery at Sage Hollow. The nursery, gardens, and parking area were under two feet of water. Our yard on three sides of our house was under a foot. Ephemeral ponds (that are usually dry) on the four acres we treat as nature preserve instantly filled up. We were amazed by the sudden changes in the appearance of Sage Hollow, but we were comfortable enough and enjoying the experience. After two-and-a-half weeks of almost daily rainfall, nearby ponds crested and began spilling onto our property. Within three hours our floodwaters rose a foot, maybe more, and threatened to enter our house. Evacuation was imminent. Unavoidable. Sage and I packed quickly our personal items, business files, and prepared our three pets to leave. David -- with the help of Robert and Rudy -- moved heavy items to higher ground. When we left our home, we had no idea what we would find when we returned.

That was two weeks ago. The first few days we stayed with friends then found a vacation rental that offers weekly rates and would allow all of our pets. Everybody has been safe and dry and comfortable, though we miss our tiny off-grid home and nursery. We miss walking the dogs along our trails and tending our gardens.

Finally, we have had consecutive days without rain and our flooded ponds are beginning to drain. The water has receded below the house; the floor and porch are beginning to dry. But we have a huge clean-up project ahead of us. That's OK: our home and personal belongings will recover just fine. The gardens are a total loss, the nursery stock is 95% lost, and both vehicles are failing. Sage and I have been down for two days with some kind of summer cold. Still, I consider us very fortunate. I had inadvertently stored all of our garden seeds in the bin that holds our business files. When the waters seep away, we will be ready to start preparing for our fall and winter garden. The plants that were protected and have survived are part of current projects and look incredible. We will recover some of our investment. One vehicle was repaired yesterday (but has unfortunately failed again today) and the other should be ready sometime next week. We have been showered with generous offers from friends and acquaintances. Even the owners of our home-away-from-home have been very helpful. Despite all of this upheaval, we have continued to work daily and complete projects timely.

David texted me these photos of our porch this morning. Waterline on the door is noticeable. Messy but it appears all of our belongings are salvageable. And so the clean-up process begins...

Due to the situation at Sage Hollow, we have decided to suspend all plant sales until further notice. We need sufficient time to clean up and make our home livable again, to plant our gardens again, and to restock the nursery. True to my optimistic nature, however, I expect the future of NativeDave and specifically our nursery to be exponentially better. We hope you will continue to grow with us.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

***DUE TO FLOODING ALL PLANT SALES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***Join us for one of our weekly plant sales!

2016 Plant Sale Dates (as of May 3, 2016. Please check back often to verify dates and times as this information is subject to changes.)

First Saturdays, ArtWalk in downtown Aransas Pass, 361 S. Commercial, 5-7p

  • May 7th
  • June 4th
  • July 2nd
  • August 6th
  • September 3rd
  • October 1st
  • November 5th
  • December 3rd

Third Saturdays, at Coastal Bend Health Foods in Rockport, 111 N. Austin St., 10a-2p

  • May 21st
  • June 18th
  • July 23rd
  • August 20th
  • September 17th
  • October 15th
  • November 19th
  • December 3rd *special date*

Fourth Fridays, at GLOW in Rockport, 1815 Broadway St., 5:30-7:30p

  • May 27th
  • June 24th
  • July 22nd
  • August 26th
  • September 23rd
  • October 28th
  • November 25th
  • December TBA