• gray santolina lavender cotton in Southwest garden

    Southwest Transplant? Start Loving Southwest Gardening

    If you’ve just moved to Southwestern states like Arizona, New Mexico or Texas, you’ve probably noted a stark difference in the landscape. If you don’t already love it out West, you will soon. And you’ll learn to love the challenge of growing in your Southwest garden. Why Is the West Different? The wildness of the Southwest owes more to its…

  • delosperma iceplant zone 6B

    Hardy Iceplant: You Can Grow That!

    Winter seems the fitting time to mention one of my favorite low-water groundcovers for the Southwest garden: the succulent iceplant (Delosperma). These spreading and flowering plants are hardy down to zone 4 through 6, depending on the variety. That’s right – a succulent that survives