Celebrate Pear Month

Happy Holidays and Happy National Pear Month! #PearMonth Pears are one of those tasty fruits that can be grown in the Southwest – BUT! Pears require a certain number of chill hours to produce fruit. How many chill hours do pears need? […]

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You Can Grow Anise

Anise and a nice number of other annual herbs grow well in the winter garden in the Southwest. Herbs that don’t like heat, like parsley, dill, and cilantro. These herbs are in the carrot family, and that reminds me to tell you […]

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Gardening Books for Winter Reading and Gifting – 2 of 4

Get Started Gardening! As more of us live in urban environments, and kids grow up surrounded by buildings, gardening knowledge is no longer passed down with the generations. Instead, many folks have to turn to books (or blogs like mine) to learn […]

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Gardening Books for Winter Reading and Gifting – 1 of 4

Let’s Build Something! Face it, electronic books are fine for fiction, but when it comes to plant care or DIY (Do It Yourself) I want a real printed book with pages that I can mark, text that is easy to refer back […]

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Garden Calendar for November 2018

Official “first frost” date in Tucson has traditionally been November 15th (which is why we tell you to plant the cool weather vegetable seeds in October.) That said – I was just at the Desert Green XXII Conference in Las Vegas where […]

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