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Southwest Regional Reports

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    Magnificent Mallows for the Southwest

    If I told you that hibiscus (Hibiscus spp. and cvs., Zones 4–11) is in the mallow family, Malvaceae, would you be surprised? Or that the root of North American native…

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    Visiting the Tucson Botanical Gardens

    Having lived in larger cities most of our lives, we weren’t expecting anything grandiose or mind-blowing when we pulled up to the Tucson Botanical Gardens. We expected a quaint, little…

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    Southwest October Garden To-Do List

    Hello, October. We’ve been (not so patiently) waiting for you! Your cooler daytime temperatures make for a fantastic month of gardening. We highly recommend planting anything and everything this month. …

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    Columnar Cacti for the Southwest

    A beautiful thing about cacti is the variety of shapes and sizes you can find for your specific needs and space. We love having a variety of heights in our…

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    Southwest September Garden To-Do List

    Welcome to September! By now you’re appreciating every drop of monsoon water you’re receiving, and more than likely you’re ready for the cooler temperatures to start arriving. While we continue…

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    Growing Vegetables in the Desert

    Growing your own food is nothing new. The idea of providing fresh, organic fruits and veggies for your family has become a popular ideal for many. Growing vegetables even in…

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    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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