You Have Questions – Here are Some Answers

Click on the links to read more.  I am constantly striving to make this site useful to my readers.  If you have an addition resource or a question – please share it using the contact form at the bottom of the page. (Some of these pages are not “live” yet – but are listed here so you can see where I am going.)

Zones

What do you mean by “USDA Zone 9” or “Middle Desert,” etc.?    Southwest Zones

Critters

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.

General Plants

Fruit Plants

Resources – IPM (Integrated Pest Management) & Such

Seed Sources

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.

Bulb Companies

Bulb Growing General

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

Learn More about Southwest Gardening

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