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Southwest Gardening 115 Ideabooks
The diversity within the desert Southwest region shows in December. While elevation or time of day may determine one's clothing or specific tasks, garden possibilities are great anywhere here. Desert dwellers can celebrate unsettled periods of rain — with occasional...
Southwest Gardener's November Checklist
Comparing the American Southwest to colder, wetter areas in November is an interesting study. While much of the country is bundling up to endure months of winter, the Southwest is embracing this welcome cooling to enjoy outdoor living. No matter...
Southwest Gardener's October Checklist
Softer light and milder weather make desert gardens a real joy this month, but watch the water and don't forget to plan
Southwest Gardener's September Checklist
Arid desert gardens get welcome relief this month with cooler temperatures and moisture in the air. Here's how to make sure they thrive
Summer has worn out its welcome in the American Southwest, from low desert floors to lofty foothills. But September is when cooler air begins to refresh all living things, starting at higher elevations. As the monsoon season ends, our gardens often get...
Southwest Gardener's August Checklist
Manage monsoon effects, remember to fertilize and don't let the heat deter you from planting for fall
By the time August arrives, it sometimes seems that summer is going to last forever. But the days are slowly getting shorter, and fall will be here soon. In the meantime, summer rains and increased humidity are reducing our hot temperatures for brief...
Southwest Gardener's July Checklist
Southwest Gardener's June Checklist
Protect your plants from too much sun while waiting for rain relief, and guess what? Those cacti might need a drink
Southwest Gardener's May Checklist
Let May's warm temperatures guide your edible and flowering garden plantings, and don't forget to protect and prune your picks
Southwest Gardener's April Checklist
Welcome the return of roses and herbs, and consider a new use for vines as you rejoice in your newly green spring garden
Southwest Gardener's March Checklist
Dust off your gardening tools and get busy pruning to help your trees and plants reach their full potential
Southwest Gardener's February Checklist
Orange you glad for a citrus-fertilizing reminder? And don't forget the recommended doses of vegetable seeds and cold-hardy flowers
Great Design Plant: Valentine Bush for Heartfelt Winter Color
Great Design Plant: Cascalote Tree for Sunny Southwestern Style
Great Design Plant: Red Yucca Spikes Dry Spots With Color
Neither heat nor cold nor lack of water fazes this flowering succulent, which adds spiky texture to Southwestern landscapes
Great Design Plant: Desert Museum Palo Verde Offers a Colorful Canopy
Rising above others with its long bloom time, artful vase shape and lack of thorns, this tree is great for casting filtered shade