Bulbs for Spring Color – Part 2

If you follow Southwest Gardening, a website I also write for, you know I have started this topic already, and please visit that site for growing tips. Basically, many cultivated bulbs are originally from deserts around the world, and so make a wonderful addition to our Southwestern gardens. Here are three that I have foundRead moreRead more

Plan Now For Fall Planting

Hard as it is to believe, the autumn equinox is drawing near, and thus fall is just around the corner. This means it is time to get ready to plant! Fall is a great time of year for planting for a number of reasons. From a human standpoint, it is cooler and easier to workRead moreRead more

You Can Grow – Orchids!

Orchids are gorgeous, beautiful, intricate, spectacular, and a number of other superlatives. They also have a reputation as being hard to grow, but that “ain’t necessarily so,” to quote the old song. The Orchid family is divided into four tribes, 800 genera, well over 20,000 different species with numerous varieties, and more being discovered everyRead moreRead more

Garden Calendar for September 2018

In Southern Arizona, the soils are still warm from the summer heat, but the nights are cooler, and the days are getting shorter.  This tells plants to GROW!  September is ideal for planting trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, bulbs, groundcovers, wildflowers, herbs, vegetables,,,, in short, everything! Plan on getting out and doing some planting this fall.Read moreRead more

Rabbit Resistant Southwestern Landscape

Late summer and wildlife abounds! While a single bunny is cute, it is upsetting when they decimate your landscape. To avoid the issue, select plants that are pretty-looking but nasty-tasting. There are a number of desert plants that are rabbit resistant and can help create a lush-looking colorful yard. The reason I am telling youRead moreRead more