Entries by arizonaplantlady@gmail.com

The Best Pumpkin Bread You’ve Ever Tasted

I realize you are likely to find useful desert gardening info on my website, but what you may not know is that I love spending time in my kitchen. So, today’s post is about a favorite recipe, but there is a garden connection it’s made from pumpkins! From baking to cooking, I enjoy both – […]

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Mishaps in the Garden

In a perfect world, everything runs smoothly with no unexpected problems, and while you may not know what the future holds, it’s always positive. But, you know that isn’t how life works and this is certainly true in the desert garden. The other day, I was walking through my back garden after returning from summer […]

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Got Heat-Stressed Plants?

Do you enjoy the summer heat? I’m going record to state that I’m not a huge fan. I prefer to endure the intense heat indoors in the comfort of air-conditioning. However, the plants in my garden don’t have that option. They are stuck outside no matter how hot it gets. I always feel sad when […]

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Summer Hibernation, Road Trips, and Missing Flowers

The dog days of summer… By the time midpoint of summer heat arrives, I am firmly in ‘summer hibernation’ mode. While much of the country stays indoors during the cold of winter, we desert dwellers flip that and spend the hottest days of summer safely ensconced indoors in the comfort of A/C. Of course, cabin […]

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Thriving in the Heat

Let’s face it…summer can be brutal. I tend to spend as little time outdoors as possible when temperatures soar above normal ranges. It’s times like this that I praise the inventor of air-conditioning. While we can escape record-breaking temperatures, our plants can’t. However, you can create a landscape filled that thrives in the heat by […]

Decorative Options to Beautify Bare Block Walls

Do you have a bare block wall surrounding your backyard? If you live in California or the Southwest, it’s likely that you do and while they are sturdy, they aren’t very attractive to look at. Thankfully, there are things you can do to make them look better without spending a lot of money to do […]

I’ve Written a Book!

Have you ever had a big secret that you were dying to tell? Well, I have been keeping a lid on a big project that has consumed most of my time over the past year and now I can finally spill the beans to you… I have written a book on how to garden in […]