Desert Garden

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    Johanna’s South Carolina Garden

    Today we’re in Aiken, South Carolina, visiting with Johanna Smith. Lots of evergreen shrubs make for a landscape that looks good all year and requires minimal work to maintain. These…

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    Inspiration from Desert Botanical Garden

    If there’s one thing we love doing, it’s exploring new gardens. While in Phoenix, we took the opportunity to pop into the famous Desert Botanical Garden for a bit of…

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    Gardening in the Desert

    Today's photos are from the Sonoran Desert garden of Alan and Melissa Grosso in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Fountain Hills is a very picturesque town, with rolling hills dotted with the…

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    A Bit of Arizona in the Netherlands

    My name is Alice Fleurkens. Imagine my amazement when I visited my brother-in-law’s house in the Netherlands and discovered that he had turned his very tiny backyard into an Arizona…

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    Inside Dan Johnson’s High and Low Desert Gardens

    Dan Johnson is a bit of a horticulture god in our world. Dan splits his time between Denver, Colorado, and Tucson, Arizona. In Denver, he works as the curator of…

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    Visiting the U.S. Botanic Garden

    I had a chance to visit Washington, D.C., recently and spent some time in one of my favorite spots in that city. Sitting right on the National Mall, the U.S.…

  • Plant Guide

    Hardy hummingbird trumpet

    Zauschneria arizonica

    This heat-loving native Southwestern species has gray-green leaves and grows to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide.

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    American aloe

    Agave americana

    This plant has a rosette of broad sword-like, succulent, gray-green leaves.

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    Blue beargrass tree

    Nolina nelsonii

    This yucca-like Mexican plant has bold bluish leaves to 3 feet long that have tiny serrations on the edges.

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    Soapweed

    Yucca glauca

    This clumping evergreen shrub with narrow leaves produces a startling, 3- to 4-foot-tall flower stalk.