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    You Can Grow That: Chuparosa

    People often react with surprise when they learn there are many colorful desert natives. Chuparosa (Justicia californica) is native to the Sonoran Desert and provides a welcome splash of color to desert landscapes and is easy to grow. One of the benefits of using native plants in challenging climates is that they thrive with little fuss and is a great…

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    5 Plants for Winter Color in Desert Gardens

    Living in the low to the mid-altitude desert can be a challenging place to garden in with hot, dry summers. However, it’s also a place where we can enjoy year-round color in the landscape – even in winter!

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    5 Colorful Plants for the Desert Winter Landscape

    Winter gardens don’t have to lifeless and devoid of color if you live in the desert Southwest. Fill your outdoor space with welcome splashes of color with these 5 colorful plants for the desert winter landscape.

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    You Can Grow That: Angelita Daisy

    It’s hard to find a plant that offers so much in a small package for Southwest gardens. That is why angelita daisy (Tetraneuris acaulis) is February’s pick for “You Can Grow That.”