• Just in Time for 2020: Our Southwest Gardening Calendar!

    Have you ever found yourself wishing that you had a monthly guide to assist you in your garden tasks? Well, look no further. We have been hard at work, creating a special resource for you. Now, this isn’t just any wall calendar. Oh yes, there are beautiful photos of plants and Southwest gardens, but there is SO much more! Within…

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    5 Uses for Ornamental Grasses

    When homeowners plan landscapes or stroll through a garden center, they often gravitate to brightly colored flowers. And every garden needs some color, so that’s great. But flowering plants have seasons when they bloom, depending on the average temperatures in a low or high desert region.

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    Microclimates Help Plants Beat Heat–and Cold

    A microclimate mimics nature and even human behavior. Let’s say it is 105 degrees Fahrenheit on a sunny desert afternoon. What is the first thing you do if you are having to wait outside for your Uber ride? Move 10 feet over and stand or sit in the shade of a tree! When the weather heats up in summer or…

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    Top 5 Tools for Beginning Gardeners

    Without spending a lot of money, you can get started gardening or supply a new “recruit” with all the garden tools he or she needs to make gardening fun and easy. It’s tough to narrow my favorite tools down to just five, but I find these gardening tools are the most handy and get the job done.   Pruners Pruners…