• Attract Hummingbirds In the Desert Garden With These Summer-Blooming Beauties

    The sight of hummingbirds in the garden always brings a smile to my face. It doesn’t matter how busy I may be – I will stop whatever I’d doing to just watch their antics as they search for the ‘best’ bloom to feed from. While the sight of hummingbird feeders is commonplace in many gardens, you don’t have to rely…

  • 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…

  • Mid-Winter Houseplant Care

    The hardest time of year for garden enthusiasts is now, when the winter weather makes it too cold to do much outdoors. Now is the perfect time to garden indoors by providing a little tender loving care (TLC) to your philodendrons, ferns, and other indoor plants. Here are five signs that your houseplants could use some help. Pale Leaves and…