desert plants

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    Easy-to-Grow Native Wildflowers for the Southwest

    Brilliant wildflower displays are legendary in much of the Southwest, but they don’t occur every year. In fact, a widespread display only happens about once every ten years or so.…

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    Plants That Can Grow in Both the High Desert and the Low Desert

    Not all plants thrive everywhere, especially in a region as diverse as the Southwest. Elevation, hardiness zone, and even where you site a plant in your yard all converge to…

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    Idaho Gardening with Nich

    Today’s photos are from Nich, who works as a plant breeder and grower at Edward’s Greenhouse in Boise, Idaho, which is in USDA Zone 6. This beautiful view is from…

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    Perennials That Thrive in the Low Desert

    With the cooler winter evenings and scorching summers, the low desert can be a tricky region to plant. That's why it is helpful to call on your local pros to…

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    Perennials That Thrive in the High Desert

    The high desert has amazingly diverse landscapes and vegetation, but one thing is for sure: there is no shortage of gorgeous perennials to choose from. We chatted with David Salman,…

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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.…

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    On the Road: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

    I've read about and seen photos of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and always wanted to visit. Finally made it there and was impressed with the vast space, the…