Have you ever thought of fruits, herbs or even vegetables as ornamental plants?
Do you have an easy time saying “goodbye” to a loved one? Probably not.
As I sit and write this post this evening, I must confess that my mother’s heart hurts.
We said “goodbye” this morning to our daughter, Rachele and her little baby, Eric.
Do you love roses?
You can read more about my visit to this historic rose bush, here.
Whenever I am not writing, you’ll often find me out in the field helping others learn how to grow and maintain their landscapes.
Usually most landscape consultations are fairly routine. However, I sometimes see something truly unique.
Earlier this week, I saw something that is probably the most unexpected thing that I’ve ever encountered.
Here is how it unfolded…
|Queen butterfly and a Victoria agave
Do you like succulents?
I do. I must admit that I am not a huge fan of cacti in my own garden – I have only two. But, I do have a number of agave, which are without a doubt, my favorite succulent.
What’s not to love about agave?
They are drought tolerant, fuss-free and with over 200 species to choose from, the possibilities in the landscape are almost endless.
From species 18 inches in size to large size species over 6 feet tall and a variety of colors and leaf shapes to choose from, it’s a wonder that I don’t have more agave in my landscape.
Would you like to include agave in your landscape?
Learn more about this versatile succulent and how to use it in your landscape in my latest article for Houzz.
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When you visit a nursery, do you wonder which plants are drought tolerant as opposed to those who will wilt if not given enough water?
There are a few different traits that many drought tolerant plants share. For example, did you know that small leaves and gray foliage can be signs that a plant may be drought tolerant?
I recently shared several traits to look for when shopping for drought tolerant plants for Houzz.com
I hope this article will help you to create a beautiful, drought tolerant garden!
Have you ever gardened in an area where spiny cacti, dry heat and scorpions are common elements?
Have you ever seen this shrub growing? Do you have one in your landscape?
A few weeks ago, I was asked by one of my editors to come up with a list of the top 10 plants that every resident of the Southwest should consider adding to their landscape.
I must admit that the task was a bit daunting at first – not because I couldn’t think of enough plants. The problem was that my list was much larger.
I had to pare my list down and decided to focus on plants that would grow in zones 7 – 10, which cover much of the desert Southwest. In addition, they had to be low-maintenance, native, beautiful and easy to grow.