• 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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    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…