• 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…

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    A Suite of Persian Plants for the Southwest

    If you have been following Southwest Gardening for a while you might have noticed that I (Jacqueline) draw inspiration for my posts from various celebrations around the world – like Greek herbs for Greece Independence Day, or how to grow spinach for National Spinach Lovers Month. This post celebrates the birthday of Baha’ullah, one of the founders of the Baha’i…

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    You Can Grow – Spinach and Other Tasty Greens

    October is National Spinach Month! Popeye the Sailor Man claimed “I’m strong to the “finich,” ’cause I eats me spinach.” But many people simply do not like the taste or texture of the leafy green. I understand – – but luckily, there are a number of other tasty greens to grow this month! Best of all, there is no back-breaking…

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    Love Salad? Grow Lettuce in a Pot!

    Nothing from the grocery store can compare with the fresh taste of leafy greens grown in your own garden. One of the easiest vegetables to grow is lettuce. If you grow vegetables in your backyard, you know the joy and reward of harvesting your own produce and lettuce probably plays a big part in what you plant each year. But,…