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Southwest Regional Reports

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    Southwest: January Garden To-Do List

    Here in the desert, the weather has cooled off enough to spend all day outside. Whether you spend your time gardening, golfing, relaxing, or all of the above, you can…

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    Shrubs That Bloom All Year Long in the Southwest

    The Southwest winter landscape doesn’t just have to be filled with various tones of brown and green. There are many beautiful flowers that can bloom throughout the milder months in…

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    Southwestern Holiday Décor Ideas

    Instead of heading to the store to pick up some greenery to create your winter centerpiece and holiday decorations, why not look in your own backyard? Here are three design…

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    Reliable Performers for the Southwest

    As garden curator Irvin Etienne discusses in his article on reliable performers, we all want the newest, jazziest plants available, but a garden is not complete without a backbone of…

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    Southwest December Garden To-Do List

    By now, we are deep into the holiday season, and no matter what that looks like for you and yours this year, one thing is certain: You will always have…

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    Southwest November Garden To-Do List

    We officially made it to November. The air is cooler, our windows are open, and what leaves we do have are falling. The javelinas and other wildlife in your area…

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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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