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    Night Garden in the Southwest

    Night time is a truly magical time during our Southwestern summers. As the blazing sun sinks below the horizon and the air begins to cool off, a number of native plants open their flowers, looking lovely in the moonlight, drenching the night air with alluring fragrances, and enticing the night-flying pollinators. Moon Garden Over a year ago I (Jacqueline Soule)…

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    Southwest Perennials for Southwest Pollinators

    Time for plants for pollinators!  June is “National Perennial Garden Month,” and the third week of June (22-28, 2020) is “National Pollinator Week” so combining the two, allow me to introduce you to some of the many of the lovely low-water Southwest native perennials for Southwest pollinators. Pollinators in the Southwest When it comes to pollinators, the American Southwest is…

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    Soil Loves Compost – Especially in the Southwest

    The title is a bit misleading. It’s not the soil that loves the compost – it’s all the plants that grow in the soil! And not just plants! There are countless life forms – mostly microscopic – that live in the soil and further help plants.  They love compost too. Why? What’s so special about compost? Compost is part of…

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    Beautiful Baileya

    The Southwest is a Unique Place “The Southwest is like no place else on earth” says author Jacqueline Soule. I agree – it has the very unique wildflower called Baileya. Actually, I’m quoting myself there, because I started a chapter of a book that way once. I went on to explain that the Southwest is a unique geographic area with…