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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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    5 Ways to Help Your Garden Weather a Southwest Summer

    Summer is here despite what the calendar says. Residents of the Southwest are no strangers to the heat, which not only affects our comfort but can be difficult for the plants in your garden. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to help your garden weather the heat of a Southwest summer. SWG’s Noelle Johnson lives in the Phoenix…

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    You Can Grow Rain Lilies

    I said “rain lilies” in the title because I didn’t want to daunt you with the scientific name, Zephyranthes. But if gardeners wrote alphabet books, Z would be for zephyranthes! Zephyranthes are some of the most delicate, graceful flowers there are. They come in red, pink, rose, coral, white, pale yellow, vivid lemon yellow, deep orange, or in sunset blends…