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I am so glad that September is finally here!


Oh, I realize that it is still hot, but if you look carefully, there are signs that summer is beginning to wane.  The days are becoming shorter and you can see lengthening shadows at days end.


Fall is a busy time in the garden if you live in the desert Southwest, because that is the best time to add new plants to the garden.


Are you wondering what to do in your garden this month?  Here is my latest garden article from Houzz.com

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What are your plans for the garden this month?


**There is still time to enter the giveaway for a fabulous book, “Gardening for the Birds: How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard”.


I’ll announce the winner tomorrow!




August has arrived, which means that my kids have started school and peace has descended on my house 🙂


Soon fall will be here, which is a very busy time in the Southwest garden because it is the best time of year to add new plants to the garden.


But in the meantime, there are still tasks that need to be done this month in the garden.


Here is my latest Southwest To Do List from Houzz.com

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I hope your week is off to a good start.

There is still time to enter my giveaway for the newest book from Timber Press – “Miniature Garden Giveaway – Create Your Own Living World”

I realize that it is hard to think of doing anything in the garden, much less step outside with the heat wave that we have been experiencing in the Southwest.



The good news is that you can most likely wait to step out into your garden this weekend, once the heat wave breaks.

Check out my latest monthly “To Do” list that I wrote for Houzz.com

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I hope you are doing your best staying cool 🙂