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    Smart Plant Choices To Decrease Water Use in the Landscape

    In the Southwest, water is a valuable resource. One of the best places to look for water savings is in the landscape, where up to 75% of household water use occurs. This is a large percentage of water use but, there are a number of ways you can minimize how much you use. Even a small change can make a…

  • You Can Grow Your Christmas Cactus for Years

    Christmas cactus are lovely in bloom and add a grace note of living green to our homes the rest of the year. There are a vast number of species and hybrids and I, Dr. Jacqueline Soule the Botanist, will not bore you with the details!  Just know this –

  • Put Your Garden to Bed for Winter

    The growing season is nearing its end, even for those of us living in the warm Southwest. As your plants prepare for winter, so should you. In between the holiday madness, do your best to carve out a little time for the garden. Here are six basic tasks to do before winter closes in. For more ideas, don’t miss the…

  • Repurpose for a Personal Touch in Your Garden

    Sometimes, you just run out of containers, as many plant addicts do. Or maybe you see an object while shopping or cleaning that you know would make the perfect planter or vase. It’s also fun to add a touch of your personality to your garden and houseplant designs. Whatever the reason, planting in unique and found containers is just plain…

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    6 Ways to Update an Outdated Landscape

    Has your landscape seen better days? While the interior of our homes may showcase the newest design trends – sometimes we ignore the outside. The landscape around our homes compromises approximately 15 percent of its value, making it worthwhile to make some needed updates. Landscape trends come and go, although more slowly than do trends for the inside of the home.…