• Product Review: TubTrug Flexible Tub

    *This blog post contains an affiliate link. If you click through and make a purchase, we may receive a commission (at no additional cost to you). Thanks for your support in this way. As a horticulturist and garden writer, I have used countless garden products over the years, but few have garnered as much admiration as the newest addition to…

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    Got Overgrown Shrubs? Know When to Prune Or Replace

    Have the shrubs in your garden seen better days? Perhaps you have noticed them appearing somewhat straggly and overgrown and wondered whether severe pruning will improve their appearance or if you should replace them. Let’s take a look at how to determine when to prune or replace the shrubs in your landscape.

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    Mad About Penstemons

    Every winter season, SWG’s Noelle Johnson awaits the appearance of the first flowers of her penstemon. As early as November, her firecracker penstemon begins to bloom in her low-desert garden. Hummingbirds arrive soon afterward and sip the nectar inside each trumpet-shaped blossom.

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    6 Ways to Update an Outdated Landscape

    Has your landscape seen better days? While the interior of our homes may showcase the newest design trends – sometimes the outside is ignored. The landscaping around our homes compromises approximately 15 percent of its value, making it worthwhile to make some needed updates. Landscape trends come and go,

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    Globe Mallow: You Can Grow That!

    The arrival of spring is heralded by the cupped blooms of globe mallow throughout the arid regions of the Southwest. Native to the Southwest, this extremely drought-tolerant plant easily handles both cold and hot temperatures. Hardy to -10 degrees, it can grow in drought-tolerant gardens in zones 6 through 9, where it begins to flower in late winter in low-desert…