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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 Reasons You Shouldn’t Prune Your Flowering Shrubs Into ‘Balls’

    Drive down any street in the Southwest, and you are likely to see landscapes filled with green balls, squares, and even cupcakes. So what are these green blobs? Believe it or not, they are the result of improper pruning of flowering shrubs. Here is a fairly typical example. There are six different types of flowering shrubs in this front yard…

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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.