Its Getting Cooler!

I find that early November is a wonderful time to get out in the yard for several reasons. I like to get everything tidied up and looking good for the holiday season ahead. Also, some time spent now can eliminate potential problems […]

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Pecans for Planting Now

Pecans bear the scientific name Carya illinoinensis. Despite having “Illinois” in the scientific name, pecan trees can be grown well in much of the Southwest. Pecan trees are large at maturity, 40 to 50 feet, and large in diameter too. Before you […]

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Southwest Cool-Season Vegetable Gardening – Tips & Tricks

Days are cooling off in the Southwest and that means it’s time to get your winter vegetable garden going! You need to plan and plant before any frost comes along, and this year we have been getting some beautiful autumn rains to […]

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You Can Grow – Garbanzo

Pima County Seed Library (in Arizona) offers a seed for free to check out with your library card. They have many different seeds, but every year they feature a different one as part of their “One Seed Pima County” program. This year […]

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Garden Calendar for October 2018

Early October is ideal for planting trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, bulbs, groundcovers, wildflowers, herbs, vegetables,,,, in short, almost everything!  (Exceptions are things that have tropical genes, like cacti, palms, most citrus). Now that it’s getting cooler, time to go forth and plant! […]

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