Cactus Flower Fun – Part I

May is a wonderful time of year if you are a flower lover. Almost every cactus species is blooming in our Sonoran spring and oh, what fantastic flowers cacti produce! Every color of the rainbow can be found, often in bold and vivid hues. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.  These are joined byRead moreRead more

Epazote – A Wonder Herb – You Can Grow That

Epazote is an herb that you need if you ever cook beans! When added to beans while they cook, this unprepossessing relative of spinach has the almost magical ability to help “predigest” beans – causing them to lose their ability to cause, well, digestive gas production. In other words, epazote is an all natural “Bean-o.”Read moreRead more

Garden Calendar for May 2019

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Time to get your garden ready for the summer ahead. Most garden tasks this month revolve around making sure the irrigation system is working, and fertilizer to encourage fruit production plus warm-season growers to grow. Tune Up Your Irrigation System Irrigation systems require checking and tune-up on a regular basis. Some tasks should be doneRead moreRead more

Money Does Grow on Trees

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According to a survey in Money Magazine, trees can add an average of $30,000 to the resale value of your home. But that is only one way trees can put money in your pocket – or at least keep it there. Properly sited trees can save or make you money in three major ways. SaveRead moreRead more

Holy Land Plants for the Southwest

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This time of year is holy to many religions, celebrating various miracles of life. As many of us turn our thoughts to events that occurred long ago and half a world away, I thought I might address a topic that has long fascinated me: plants of the Holy Land * that can be grown hereRead moreRead more