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    You Can Grow That: Baja Fairy Duster

    Colorful flowers, attractive foliage, heat tolerance, and wildlife magnet are just a few of the characteristics that describe Baja Fairy Duster. This Mexican native thrives in desert gardens due to its drought tolerance and ability to handle full sun, reflected heat, and partial shade. Characteristics One of Baja Fairy Duster’s exciting features is the “feather-duster” shape of the flowers. The…

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    5 Fall Flowering Shrubs for the Southwest Garden

    What comes to mind when you envision fall color in the landscape? For many of us, trees with varying shades of yellows, oranges, and reds are what may come to mind. However, in the Southwest, we get to enjoy another type of fall color in the form of shrubs that decorate the landscape with their beautiful blooms when summer blooms begin to…

  • Hummingbird Gardening In a Container

    Watching hummingbirds fly through the garden, pausing to drink nectar from colorful blooms is one of my favorite things to do when I spent time outdoors. Adding plants that hummingbirds are attracted to is the best way to entice them to stop by for a visit and maybe take up residence in your garden. Whether you have a large or…