People often react with surprise when they learn there are many colorful desert natives. Chuparosa (Justicia californica) is native to the Sonoran Desert and provides a welcome splash of color to desert landscapes and is easy to grow. One of the benefits of using native plants in challenging climates is that they thrive with little fuss and is a great…
You can grow geranium as a houseplant or outdoors in hot Southwest regions.
Peanuts are great for the soil, make tasty snack for people, and can be grown in the Southwest right now!
Native zinnias make wonderful groundcovers and landing pads for pollinators. You can grow zinnias!
Christmas cactus are lovely in bloom and add a grace note of living green to our homes the rest of the year. There are a vast number of species and hybrids and I, Dr. Jacqueline Soule the Botanist, will not bore you with the details! Just know this –