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

Vegetable Gardening is easy as 1-2-3

Growing vegetables can be easy – with three simple things to keep in mind. Plus, here in the land of blazing summers, you will need to select the right plants for the season. Rule one. Grow what you like. Don’t plant kale if you don’t like it! If you “kinda” like lettuce, try growing someRead moreRead more

Yeah! for Yuccas

Yucca? Agave? What’s the difference? Many folks find it hard to tell one big round rosette of sword-like spiny leaves from another big round spiny plant. They are all related anyway. Like palms, they are kin to grasses and lack true wood. The main thing to know as an owner of one of these plantsRead moreRead more

Garden Calendar for August

Happy August! We have had record heat throughout the region this year. Even if you get rain where you live, it may not be enough. Make sure your plants are getting ample moisture by using a soil probe to check depth of water penetration. Probe the soil with a screwdriver or sturdy knitting needle. ItRead moreRead more

Ants are Awesome

June was National Pollinator month, and folks got to help pollinators by planting flowers. Easy sell! Now here is another beneficial insect that is harder to find popular support for – ants. While it’s true that there are some troublesome ants out there, there far more kinds of beneficial ants doing their part to improveRead moreRead more