Discovering native plants in my landscape and making identifications with the help of blogging and Master Gardener friends.
Our tomato plants are HUGE! We have started to get ripe ones that we’ve been adding to salads. Also, meet DJ Hoot Hoot, our guard owl.
Here's the great blue lobelia, a lover of moist places, growing in a dry location. Huh? Posted for Wildflower Wednesday
Bitter melon plant from the garden - and recipe for Bitter Melon Curry
What to do when you are overflowing with cucumbers- learn to make pickles!
Join Anne of Green Gardens for an interview about an amazing miniature Fairy Village and Gnome Garden!
How do I love thee, let me count the ways, or at least, let me count (and show you) the number of Japanese Maples in my garden.
If the flowers and bees are any indication, I'll be getting lots of veggies from my square foot garden this year.
This article describes two approaches to composting for soil-building: a casual method and a more precise method.
Do you have a leftover hydrangea plant from Easter/Mothers Day? At my flower shop we always have a lot left, see how they look in my garden.
I found an easy and effective way to keep squirrels out of my window box planters.
Dragon Tongue Beans and other heirloom veggies in my container & square foot gardens.
Downtown Phoenix has filled a vacant lot with sunflowers until construction begins. Read more about the innovative Valley of the Sunflowers.
Margery Fish is one of the greatest and most influential gardeners of all time.
A basket of roses and peonies gathered from the garden.
The long hot Arizona summer looms ahead so I've been trying to get my heat-tolerant outdoor plants together to weather out the storm.
This Holstein cowpea plant is one of the veggies I've planted in my square foot garden this month.
Just one year from being transplanted the arbutus is showing fuzzy new growth.
Last summer I photographed giant swallowtails, variegated fritillaries, and skippers in my yard. See what I have already this year!
This weekend we attempted to put an herb garden in our heavy red clay soil & I decided to use pebbles as mulch.