I am always on the lookout for design inspiration, seeing how others create beauty in the garden so that I can help inspire you with your outdoor spaces. So, here are some design notes from… Read More
When you ask most people what they want in their garden, their most common answer is, “color”. One of the best plants that I like to recommend for warm-season color is coral fou… Read More
My garden has been transformed with yellow showers of flowers, courtesy of my palo verde trees. It’s a delightful time of year with warm spring temperatures and colorful landscapes fi… Read More
Lovely clematis flowers Do you ever find yourself transfixed by a pretty face (flower)? I have. In fact, I’ve rarely seen a flower that I didn’t like. However, sometimes it&rsquo&hell…Read More
Cereus cactus, golden barrel cactus, and firecracker penstemon Is your outdoor space looking rather drab? If so, you aren’t alone – many landscapes can appear somewhat dull, espe… Read More
Please join me in congratulating Lori J. who won the giveaway. She will receive a free copy of Maureen Gilmer’s book, The Colorful Dry Garden. Thanks to everyone who enter… Read More
For those of us who live in the desert Southwest, we know that geography plays a huge part in what we can grow in our garden. Today’s post is by Alex, who talks about the different fa… Read More
I love using color in the garden, which is why I welcomed the opportunity to review the book, ‘The Colorful Dry Garden‘ and host a giveaway. In my work as a horticulturist and l… Read More
Javelina stepping out of an arroyo Yesterday, I had a rather unexpected encounter with a javelina while taking pictures of a landscape. I think he was as surprised as I was to see him and he… Read More
Sometimes, life isn’t fair. Especially when nature hasn’t endowed you with any noticeable outward beauty. What makes it worse is that you are a flower and supposed to be pretty… Read More
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