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    Soil Loves Compost – Especially in the Southwest

    The title is a bit misleading. It’s not the soil that loves the compost – it’s all the plants that grow in the soil! And not just plants! There are countless life forms – mostly microscopic – that live in the soil and further help plants.  They love compost too. Why? What’s so special about compost? Compost is part of…

  • 5 Ways to Garden for Wildlife

    Having wildlife, from birds to elk or deer, in the garden can be a source of pleasure or a major frustration. Although you want to help deer, birds and pollinators, you want to protect your plants and family. In urban and rural areas of the Southwest, wildlife visits can mean dealing with unwanted guests. For many, it’s squirrels or rabbits.…

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    Beautiful Baileya

    The Southwest is a Unique Place “The Southwest is like no place else on earth” says author Jacqueline Soule. I agree – it has the very unique wildflower called Baileya. Actually, I’m quoting myself there, because I started a chapter of a book that way once. I went on to explain that the Southwest is a unique geographic area with…