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What do you mean by “USDA Zone 9” or “Middle Desert,” etc.? Southwest Zones
Javelina, deer, and rabbit resistant plants.
Plant Nurseries & Products
Avoid the box stores and shop with the local people that know our local SW conditions best and have the right plants for our unique region. We also have some great resources for pest management.
Resources – IPM (Integrated Pest Management) & Such
Like to grow from seed? Try these Seed Sources.
Bulbs Are Great for the Southwest
But not all bulbs! Not traditional tulips – but daffodils and amaryllis. Not day lilies – but awesome rain lilies. I will try to get a post on that topic up soon.
Plants and Pets
Many plants are NOT safe for pets. While pets and plants can happily co-exist, there are risks associated with many plants that we keep both indoors and out. Most home hobby plant keepers and gardeners have no idea how many commonly kept plants are toxic to their pets. Worst of all – some are commonly plants and essential oils believed to be pet safe – it might even say so on the internet somewhere – and yet they are NOT! Please verify with your vet.
Landscape Plants Toxic to Cats & Dogs
House Plants Toxic to Cats & Dogs