Five Plants for your Southwest Night Garden

Night time is a truly magical time during our Southwestern summers. As the blazing sun sinks below the horizon and the air begins to cool off, it is pleasant to get outside and breathe the night air. Moon Garden for Night Time Last week, I introduced the topic of a “Moon Garden,” listing a number of plants with flowers that attract the night-flying Southwest pollinators. While flowers are nice, a moon garden need not have flowers to be attractive. There are a number of plants with silvery foliage that look […]

Create A Night Garden & Enjoy Your Southwest Garden When It’s Cool

Night time is a truly magical time during our Southwestern summers. As the blazing sun sinks below the horizon and the air begins to cool down, a number of desert plants open their flowers, drenching the night air with alluring fragrances, enticing the night-flying pollinators. To make the most of this enchanting time of year, you need to consider revamping the landscape into a garden for the night – also called a “Moon Garden.” Moon Garden A moon garden can be fancy or simple. The idea is to add plants […]

Liven Your Landscape with Boulders

The Southwest is a place of great natural drama and beauty – rocks and boulders are not hidden beneath layers of forest mulch or yards of prairie soil. They are right out there in the land – delighting the eye with their natural beauty. Work With The Drama of the Southwest In the Southwest we can see our large, dramatic mountains springing virtually straight up out of the surrounding land. The European principles of landscape design teach us to work with this drama and beauty, but reduce it to a […]