David Salman

  • Southwest Regional Reports

    Regional Picks: Tough Plants—Southwest

    See regional picks for tough pretty plants, and read the article by Julie Lane Gray for even more ideas. It’s important to define first what I mean by a “tough”…

  • Design

    10 Water-Wise Plants

    Droughts and water shortages have grabbed headlines in recent years, reminding gardeners everywhere that we need to find ways to make our landscapes less dependent on supplemental water. Even in…

  • Southwest Regional Reports

    Regional Picks: Grass Companions – Southwest

        1. Licorice Mint Hyssop Name: Agastache rupestris USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 28 to 36 inches tall and 18 inches wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

  • Article

    Water-Wise Plants

    Droughts and water shortages have grabbed headlines in recent years, reminding gardeners everywhere that we need to find ways to make our landscapes less dependent on supplemental water. Even in…

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    Southwest Regional Reports

    Regional Picks: Bold Plants for Shade – Southwest

    Finding plants that flourish in the shade isn't the challenge. Anyone can find a flock of ferns or a herd of hostas to turn their shade garden into a green…

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    Regional Picks: Tough-as-Nails Shrubs—Southwest

    1. Fendler’s barberry Name: Berberis fendleri USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 Size: 6 to 8 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; adaptable to most soil…

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    Hooked on Hyssops

    Give these perennials the essentials and they’ll reward you with flowers, fragrance, and hummingbirds

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    Sage Advice

    These easy-to-grow perennials offer a variety of blooms and sizes and perform well in dry conditions

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    Regional Picks: The Experts’ Top Ten Plants – Southwest

    Southwest   No. 1 ‘Ava’ hummingbird mint (Agastache ‘Ava’) USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 10 Size: 4 to 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil…

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    Regional Picks: Alternatives to Invasives – Southern Plains

    Invasive - Russian Olive (Elaegnus angustifolia)     1. Silver Buffaloberry Name: Shepherdia argentea USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 6 Size: 8 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 10…