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Southwest Regional Reports

  • 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”…

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    Southwest August Garden To-Do List

    It’s just plain HOT! There’s no sugarcoating the heat in the desert right now. If you’re like us, you head outside only in the early morning and late evening if…

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    Your Guide to Growing Lithops in the Southwest

    Lithops (Lithops spp. and cvs., Zones 10–11), also known as living stone or split rocks, are beautiful little plants. They come in a variety of colors, and when blooming they…

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    Southwest July Garden To-Do List

    Monsoons are a welcome addition to help alleviate some of the summer heat we’ve been battling. Typically arriving in the late afternoon, monsoons can bring heavy rain, lightning, and high…

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    Southwest June Garden To-Do List

    Give some extra attention to your roses. Roses should be getting a deep watering every day during the month of June. Mulch your roses to help them retain their moisture.…

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    Beautiful and Delicious Fruits of Southwestern Cacti

    Now that we’re more accustomed to living in the Southwest, we’ve been getting a little more experimental with cacti. We have recently started cooking with them—their fruit, that is! The…

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    Southwest May Garden To-Do List

    Welcome to May in the Southwest. With social distancing and so much staying at home, we’re sure everyone’s gardens are getting the attention they need. But in case you still…

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    Native Wildflowers for the Southwest

    If you’re lucky enough to live in the Southwest in early spring, not only will you enjoy amazing weather, but you’ll see that wildflowers are popping up everywhere—yards, traffic medians,…

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    April Garden To-Do List for the Southwest

    Plant or transplant cacti. This is a great time to start planting cacti and succulents and to start transplanting perennials, but be sure to increase your watering routine as temperatures…

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    Running Out of Room? Go Vertical!

    We live in a time when people are choosing to downsize their large homes and expansive yards into smaller, more manageable spaces. Whether due to aging, wanting to reduce their…

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