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Focus on Natives: Indian Blanketflower

Budget gardeners looking for a terrific pop of color in their gardens from spring through fall (and nearly year-round in


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Flowering Plants For Full Sun

Do you have an area in your garden where the sun just beats down relentlessly, making it hard for your


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Don’t Hate the Cabbage-pillars!

I suppose to many it’s like a scene from a horror film – dozens of little green “worms” devouring the


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The truth about squirrels

The truth about squirrels is this: No matter how cute they might be, they are destructive pests. They are, in


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Focus on Natives: Live Oaks and Spanish Moss

Perhaps no image is more representative of the southern outdoors than a giant live oak dripping with Spanish moss. When




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Compost bins

Yesterday a group of Girl Scouts and their leaders came over to the garden to learn about growing vegetables in

Lenten Rose

Lenten Rose


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Beautiful Native Perennial With a Floral Surprise

Globe Mallow is one of my favorite native shrubs.  It brings a ‘cottage garden’ look and feel to my desert


Flowering Beauty for Winter and Spring, Valentine Bush

I must admit that I am getting a bit tired of looking at my brown, frost-damaged shrubs and perennials.  Like...