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    Add Color, Save Water With Garden Art

    Here’s a xeriscaping strategy that also can justify fun shopping, or at least give your creativity a boost: Add art pieces and other nonplant color to your garden. Below are a few benefits and photo examples, mostly from my recent trip to Austin with the Garden Bloggers Fling. First, art needs no watering. Aside from fountains or bird baths, garden…

  • 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…

  • Native Perennials for Native Pollinators

    June is officially “National Perennial Garden Month,” and the third week of June (18-24, 2018) is “National Pollinator Week,” so I decided to combine both topics and introduce you to some of the many lovely low-water Southwest native perennials for Southwest native pollinators. There are five great reasons why perennials have a place in every landscape. First, perennials are shorter…

  • Create an Inviting Entry With a Splash of Color

    The entry of your home is the place that gives guests their first preview of what lies beyond the doors. If the front of your house is rather dull and colorless, the same might be expected for the inside.  A standard principle of landscape design is adding color to a home’s entry. This creates an inviting entrance with a splash of…

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    Bougainvillea: You Can Grow That

    The vibrant color of bougainvillea adds a welcome splash of color to southwestern landscapes. Despite their lush green appearance, they thrive in hot, dry climates with little fuss. There are several different species of bougainvillea with Bougainvillea glabra, B. peruviana, and B. spectabilis being the most common.