|Anna’s Hummingbird sitting in front of my kitchen window.|
For a list of plants that I used in my containers, click here.
|California bluebells and red flax|
|Arroyo lupine with white gaura|
|Un-pruned lantana on the left. Two light pruned lantana are to the right with a pile of clippings.|
Do you use any power tools to keep your landscape looking its best?
If you are like me, you may have a hedge trimmer and perhaps a leaf blower, or both.
When I was contacted by the folks at Troy-Bilt to review their newest line of garden equipment that is powered by CORE technology, I was very excited to partner with them and I was provided with the products free of charge. Each piece of this equipment uses a rechargeable battery. Their equipment line includes a hedge trimmer, leaf blower, string trimmer and a lawn mower.
Due to my previous experience with the quality of Troy-Bilt products, I have high expectations for these new tools will share my experiences with a video.
|Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)|
|Honey Mesquite Bosque (Prosopis glandulosa) at the Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden|
|Palo Blanco (Mariosousa willardiana) formerly Acacia willardiana
There are many trees native to this region that add both shade and beauty to the garden while thriving in our arid climate.
I recently shared a list of my ten favorite, native trees for the Southwest in my latest article for Houzz.
*Do you have a favorite tree? Please share it with us!
|The last blooms of red bird-of-paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) in bloom underneath the filtered shade of a desert willow (Chilopsis linearis). Mexican bird-of-paradise (Caesalpinia mexicana) grows in front of the window.|
Have you ever met someone whom you felt an instant bond with? If so, you know that it isn’t an everyday occurrence.
Last year, I attended the Garden Writer’s Association Conference for the first time. I went to the conference not knowing anyone else there, but was excited for the classes, garden visits, and hopes to meet other people who loved and wrote about gardens like I did.
At this point, I should mention that going up to people and introducing myself isn’t easy for me to do, but another garden writer was also attending for the first time who had come all the way from Oz (also known as Australia 😉. Well, I decided that I needed to go up and introduce myself to Andrea – after all, we had some things in common – she lived in a dry climate and Arizona landscapes made use of many plants native to Australia.
Well, we formed an instant friendship and found out that we shared numerous similarities – including the fact that we both had recently turned 50, worked as garden consultants as well as garden writers.
|Craft Beer in a Jar|
|Hamburger Works Restaurant|
|Pink Bower Vine|