You can grow luscious lavender anywhere in the Southwest if your pick the right species for your zone.
Iris flowers are enchanting and the plants are tough as nails. They grow well in our alkaline Southwestern soils, needing little extra water to keep going. Named for the Greek Goddess of the Rainbow, iris flowers bear almost every color of the rainbow. It is […]
Welcome to February. It can be a dreary month, often cold and grey, with either rain or snow depending on where you live in the Southwest. Time for some bright color to ease our heart! Ease Your Heart So here is the good news – […]
Blooming in my garden right now is the charming bromeliad called queen’s tears, (Billbergia nutans). Since it’s blooming, it’s this month’s “You Can Grow That” topic. In December I covered “Captivating Cyclamen.” Queen’s tears is native to Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina. This lovely plant […]
I mentioned “jasmine” last week in my blog and a reader had a question about a similar fragrant plants, camellias, and gardenias. (His daughter-in-law is named Camellia.) Good question! Many garden centers have camellias, gardenias, and even azaleas prominently displayed at this time of year. […]