• bundled stalks of sage, thyme, oregano, rosemary

    Thyme: You Can Grow That!

    It loves poor soils, is drought tolerant, a spreading groundcover, a bee magnet – and delicious! You can grow thyme (Thymus vulgaris)  in your Southwest garden or in a container. Just be sure to grow it where you can reach in to harvest some stalks or simply rub your fingers on the foliage to enjoy the scent.

  • Catmint: You Can Grow That!

    Catmint, or Nepeta faassenii, is a tough plant that is easy to grow in many Southwest gardens. A member of the mint family, the plant spreads easily, so it makes an excellent groundcover. Each individual plant grows to about 18 inches wide and its purple flower spikes rise nearly the same height. This fun plant attracts

  • 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…

  • Product Review – Soaker Dripline

    *This blog post contains an affiliate link. If you click through and make a purchase, we may receive a commission (at no additional cost to you). Thanks for your support in this way. July is Smart Irrigation Month, and to get you ready, we are sharing an irrigation product that is simple to use and may have a place in…