Entries by arizonaplantlady@gmail.com

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‘Red Hot’ Is A Welcome Addition to the Desert Garden

Red Hot I am always on the lookout for new plants to the desert plant palette. Growers experiment with new varieties of more common plants in an attempt to find new colors, sizes, and more desirable characteristics. This past fall, I was invited to visit Civano Nursery Farm, located in Sahuarita, 20 miles outside of Tucson. […]

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Colorful Plants, Spiky Pots, Snakes, Roses and the Prom!

  Spring in the desert is the most beautiful time of year with the majority of plants in the landscape bursting out with flowers. It’s also a very busy time for me with landscape consultations, speaking engagements, work in the garden, and family life. I love to document the happenings in my life by taking […]

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Tour of My Spring Garden

Have you ever noticed that spring has a way of surprising you in the garden? That is indeed the thought that I had earlier this week as I walked through my front landscape. After spending a week visiting my daughter in cold, wintery Michigan, I was anxious to return home and see what effects that a […]

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Exciting News! New Resource for Desert Gardeners

For my longtime followers, you may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging as regularly as before. Well, I am excited to tell you the reason why. But first, a little background. I help desert gardeners in my work as a landscape consultant where I meet with my clients and give them the knowledge and […]

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Drive By Landscapes: Winter Beauty in the Southwest Garden

One of the things that I enjoy about living in the Southwest are the beautiful outdoor spaces. In particular, I am struck by the color and beauty in the winter landscape. Now, for those of you who follow, know that I often take photos of ‘problem’ landscapes I drive by. Well, not this time!  I […]