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Southwest Regional Reports

  • Southwest Regional Reports

    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…

  • Southwest Regional Reports

    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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    Regional Picks: Seasonal Combo—Southwest

    1. Transylvanian Salvia Salvia transsylvanica Zones: 5–9 Size: 24 to 30 inches tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil Native range: Northern and central Russia to Romania The world…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Southwest

    Add mulch to your beds. Mulch around trees, shrubs, and vegetables. Adding a fresh layer of mulch helps your plants retain moisture and in turn reduces the stress on plants…

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    Sensational Mangaves for Easy-Care Flair

    Mangaves happen to be one of our absolute favorite additions to our garden. A mangave (× Mangave cvs., Zones 8–11) is a hybrid of manfreda (Manfreda spp. and cvs., Zones…

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