Busy Bee Garden Center
Whether you're looking for the usual or the unusual Busy Bee is the place to be. Because we actually grow all of our own annuals, vegetables, herbs and perennials, we know our plants will perform well in your landscape. Quality over quanity is a belief that has set Busy Bee apart from other garden centers. We grow healthy, vibrant plants from start (seeding/plug/bare root) to finished product. You will not find the Busy Bee quality and selection at box stores or other wholesale-grown retail garden centers.
If you're not sure what you're looking for or need help with a project then Busy Bee's knowledgeable staff including seven Master Gardeners and two horticulturists will help you with your selections.
There's always something new so come see what the buzz is all about!
Busy Bee Plants
Due to the seasonality of our business, we cannot provide a complete list of everything we carry because there's always something new, so come see us! We strive to only carry plants that will do well in our always changing & challenging Iowa climate.
Annual & perennial flowers
We sell over 200 types of annual flowers that include over 800 varieties of different color, style, size, and sun preference.
We sell multiple sun- and shade-loving perennial flowers, including many native Iowa plants.
Patio pots, hanging baskets, and decorative containers
Herbs, vegetables, tomatoes, and peppers
Over 65 varieties of herbs, from basil to rosemary
More than 75 varieties of tomatoes, including heirloom, cherry, and slicing varieties
Over 55 varieties of peppers, from sweet bell to super hot
How many different vegetables? More than 60 different vegetables, including eggplant, cucumbers, cabbage, kohlrabi, kale, zucchini and many more.
Including blueberry shrubs, fruit trees, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries
Ornamental grasses & vines
Besides a wide assortment of ornamental grasses, we also carry many native varieties of grasses!
Ornamental trees under 20’ tall
Shade trees, including maple, oak, locust, and birch
Shrubs, including native Iowa varieties
Sun- and shade-loving shrubs
Selected wild-type, Knockout and Oso Easy roses