Blooming Prairie Nursery

Take part in helping the insect and native wildlife populations return and flourish before our eyes.

natural landscaping system

blooming prairie nursery works with sustainable partners across the state of iowa to promote natural landscaping systems. do your part in restoring our local ecosystem.
Join us & Plant Native. 

Bag of enriched soil from BPN

Soil Quality

Bring back the organic matter in your soil. Start with a soil test to diagnose the health of your yard and we’ll go from there. Microbes? Organic matter? We’ve got it. 

Rainscaping

We install natural designs created in partnership with the Rain Campaign to stop watershed that leads to flooding and water quality problems.


Rain garden Design

Garden Design

Choose from a full spectrum of Iowa natives. Our nursery houses more than 200 species of grasses, shrubs and wildflowers that will create a stunning prairie-scape on your property.

a handful of caterpillars from sustainable natives

Sustainability

Join the movement to re-establish native habitats for our insects, pollinators, birds, reptiles, and wildlife.




Bob Wubben selling plants

The Blooming Prairie
Nursery Advantage

Bob Wubben

Blooming Prairie Nursery, a family-run business, was created 12 years ago to produce and sell seed, plants, shrubs and trees of native varieties to rebuild our ecosystem. 

Founder, Bob Wubben has been involved in Iowa Native restoration and establishment since the 1990s. Blooming Prairie Nursery has spent many years developing strategies to restore and strengthen our eco system; both above and below ground. As a result of years of research; we have developed specialized systems and a variety of products that will help achieve our mission.

We have developed a strong understanding of what works; proof can be seen when utilizing our natural landscaping systems and applying our products. We take pride in repairing our home here on earth one project at a time. We take action on a daily basis by producing natural Iowa native seed, plants, shrubs and soil amendments that support and build our local ecosystem.

BUILD YOUR OWN

sustainable native priarie

Choose from pre-selected gardens or build your own prairie with flats of 38" cone cells, gallon potted plants or bare root plants.

We have special garden packages available that help facilitate the attraction of several different types of birds, butterflies and other incredibly entertaining critters! These small gardens come in a flat of 38 of various host plants. All of these options can be customized based on height and color preferences. This is a great option for those who want native prairie plantings, but don’t know where to start. Plants range from $3.75 to $9.75 for flowers and grasses.

why
choose us?

We're committed to
restoring our local ecosystems.

We encourage our community to sustain our pollinators. Let’s keep feeding the world. We’re located in Iowa, an agricultural power-house and if any state can make a change, we can.

Everything that comes from Blooming Prairie Nursery is indigenous and native to Iowa in all aspects; from the soil and compost to the seed, flowers and grasses, it all comes from our natural Iowa ecosystem.

"THE NATIVES ARE COMING AND THE LOCALS ARE EXCITED"

– Bob Wubben, Owner, Blooming pRairie Nursery