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    A Suite of Persian Plants for the Southwest

    If you have been following Southwest Gardening for a while you might have noticed that I (Jacqueline) draw inspiration for my posts from various celebrations around the world – like Greek herbs for Greece Independence Day, or how to grow spinach for National Spinach Lovers Month. This post celebrates the birthday of Baha’ullah, one of the founders of the Baha’i…

  • Autumn Color In Your Southwest Garden

    Many of of our blog readers become nostalgic as Autumn progresses. They miss the colorful fall foliage they enjoyed “Back East.” Fear not! You can enjoy brilliant fall foliage right here in the Southwest! Just add some of these plants.

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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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    You Can Grow Rain Lilies

    I said “rain lilies” in the title because I didn’t want to daunt you with the scientific name, Zephyranthes. But if gardeners wrote alphabet books, Z would be for zephyranthes! Zephyranthes are some of the most delicate, graceful flowers there are. They come in red, pink, rose, coral, white, pale yellow, vivid lemon yellow, deep orange, or in sunset blends…