Gardening

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How To Plant and Grow Agave Pups

Agave plants bloom once and then die.  However, agave do produce 'offsets' or as they are often referred to, agave...


The Beautiful Flowers of Cacti

Don't dismiss a cactus as a boring plant.  Imagine how beautiful it looks for a few months when it is...


How to Freeze Fresh Tomatoes, Step-by-Step

If you harvest a bumper crop, follow this easy process to freeze tomatoes for fresh-tasting soups, sauces and salsas.


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Low-Litter Plants for Landscaping Around Swimming Pools

Who doesn’t love to take a dip in the pool on a hot summer’s day?  I certainly do.  But I


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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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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


Globe Mallow Plant: Native Perennial With a Floral Surprise

Globe mallow is a native shrub that brings a 'cottage garden' look and feel to a desert garden.  In spring,...