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    5 Plants for Winter Color in Desert Gardens

    Living in the low to the mid-altitude desert can be a challenging place to garden in with hot, dry summers. However, it’s also a place where we can enjoy year-round color in the landscape – even in winter!

  • Put Your Garden to Bed for Winter

    The growing season is nearing its end, even for those of us living in the warm Southwest. As your plants prepare for winter, so should you. In between the holiday madness, do your best to carve out a little time for the garden. Here are six basic tasks to do before winter closes in. For more ideas, don’t miss the…

  • Just in Time for 2020: Our Southwest Gardening Calendar!

    Have you ever found yourself wishing that you had a monthly guide to assist you in your garden tasks? Well, look no further. We have been hard at work, creating a special resource for you. Now, this isn’t just any wall calendar. Oh yes, there are beautiful photos of plants and Southwest gardens, but there is SO much more! Within…

  • Halloween and the Dark Side of Herbs

    In a few days this country will be celebrating Halloween. We’ll put carved pumpkins and paper images of ghosts and skeletons on the front porch to welcome the neighborhood children in costume. Adults will break with the norm and come to work with the most outlandish outfits.

  • Autumn Color In Your Southwest Garden

    Many of of our blog readers become nostalgic as Autumn progresses. They miss the colorful fall foliage they enjoyed “Back East.” Fear not! You can enjoy brilliant fall foliage right here in the Southwest! Just add some of these plants.