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    The Year of the Lavender

    It's the Year of the Lavender at the National Garden Bureau. Celebrate by growing lavender in your Southwest landscape.

  • Enter Our Book Giveaway!

    Our giveaway is over. Congratulations to Deane Alban of Oro Valley, Arizona. Deane was our random winner, and will receive a copy of Jacqueline’s book in the mail, courtesy of Cool Springs Press/Quarto. Did you Miss our Giveaway? This was one of our most popular give-aways yet. The publisher, Cool Spring Press, calls this book: The when-to and how-to schedule…

  • Mexican Oregano for Color and Flavor

    Southwest gardeners aren’t picky in what we want from our shrubs. All we ask for is a plant that is drought tolerant, blooms from late spring through fall, isn’t an aggressive spreader, and produces nectar for pollinating insects. Being an herb gardener, I also want it to be edible. Too much to ask for? Not really. Behold the native plant…