• 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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    Yard to Table: 5 Tips for Keeping it Simple

    Growing your own food is rewarding and a healthy choice; it also can save money in your family food budget. It also can be easy, especially if you keep it as simple as possible. Here are 5 tips to make growing food for your kitchen easier and more fun:

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    Flower Carpet Roses: You Can Grow That!

    Roses are such classic beauties in the garden and we all love the thousands of colors and flower types that hybridizers have to offer. Each seems unique and personal. And Flower Carpet roses are truly unique because they grow low like a groundcover.

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    Product Review: Dramm Quick Change Systems

    Even though we plant plenty of waterwise plants in our Southwest gardens, we have to water in times of drought and high heat to get seeds started or new plants established, and for lots of home and garden chores. When you water with a hose, you often have to disconnect and reconnect it to new devices, like a watering wand,…

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    Caring for Vegetables and Herbs in Heat and Drought

    I know some areas of the Southwest have received excellent rain and some of the northern rivers are full of snow melt. But where I live in southeastern New Mexico, we have recorded only 4.85 inches of rain all year – and only about one quarter inch this summer. Plus, we went from cooler than normal to hotter than normal.…