You Can Grow Iced Tea Treats in Your Southwest Yard

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The tea industry has declared June “National Iced Tea Month,” so let’s look at some charming herbal teas that you can grow well in Southwestern landscapes. I write for several other blogs, including Savor the Southwest (savorthesw.com), and will soon mention some tasty tea blends there. On this – a gardening site – let’s lookRead moreRead more

No-Sweat for Your Hat – Product Review

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Gardening is fun – great exercise in fact, until the sweat runs down your forehead and goobers up your glasses. Yes, we wear a hats, but there is only so much sweat a hat can absorb. Which is why I was very interested when asked to test a product called “No-Sweat,” a changeable liner forRead moreRead more

Garden Calendar for June 2019

This June 2019 is a hard one to predict, and so hard to line up garden tasks. Lots of winter rain, the coolest May on record – so what might summer 2019 bring?! Water Wisely Some things don’t change. When you do water your landscape trees, water deeply. Water so it soaks in to threeRead moreRead more

Basil Bounty

Summertime is basil time in the Southwest. The nights stay warm, the sun shines for hours on end and the soil temperatures rise – all conditions that basil love. Originally native to India, basil is now grown around the globe wherever (and whenever) it is warm enough. Basil in not as picky as some plantsRead moreRead more

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