Southwest Herb Gardening: What To Plant In June, and Watering In June

We recommend most plants be planted in the fall or spring. However, if you must plant during the summer months watering may need to be more frequent and you must be diligent about observing your newly planted plants for signs of water stress. Follow the guidelines in the Watering section. Many cacti and warm-season succulents can … Continue reading Southwest Herb Gardening: What To Plant In June, and Watering In June

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Southwest Herb Gardening: June In The Low Desert

June in the low desert is generally the driest and hottest month. Desert gardeners often must begin their garden activities in the early morning or at sunset to avoid the intense sunlight. Plants must endure the intense heat throughout the day. Many native and desert-adapted plants have numerous adaptations that enable them to live successfully … Continue reading Southwest Herb Gardening: June In The Low Desert

Creating A “Welltality” Garden

Gardeners looking for a place to unwind, meditate, and rejuvenate will enjoy this new landscaping trend, which combines elements of healing, privacy, and sensory experience to create a meaningful way to tune out the daily grind. Busy schedules, constant texts, and tweets, the demands of work, and balancing a fun, happy family life can pose a … Continue reading Creating A “Welltality” Garden

Companion Planting with Herbs

Boost your garden this season with the right pairings of plants. Companion planting is a fantastic addition to any garden. By specific plants next to certain fruits, flowers, and vegetables, you can boost their health and increase their production. Of course, knowing what pairings work best is key, especially when it comes to herbs. How … Continue reading Companion Planting with Herbs

Plant Profile: Wild Indigo {Baptisia tinctoria}

Also, Known As: Baptisia Clover Broom Horsefly Weed Indigo Broom Rattlebush Shoofly Wild Indigo Yellow Indigo The very term ‘indigo' associated with a plant's name brings to the mind that it must be yielding a rich blue pigment. But, unfortunately, wild indigo is a plant that is an inferior alternative to the original indigo dye … Continue reading Plant Profile: Wild Indigo {Baptisia tinctoria}

Organic Garden Guide: Growing Lilacs in Containers

Very small gardens, balconies, decks and rooftops are ideal places for growing lilacs in containers. The smallest varieties of container lilacs are basically bonsai. Select any small or dwarf lilac for growing in containers. Some of the lilacs that are most suited for growing in containers include S. oblata subsp. dilatata, S. meyeri, S. pubescens, S. patula … Continue reading Organic Garden Guide: Growing Lilacs in Containers

Organic Garden Guide: Renovating And Moving Lilacs

In case you have not pruned your favorite lilacs for several years and want to spruce them up, be sure that you will have to cope with a miniature jungle of suckers. In fact, pruning the lilac heavily will promote the growth of more suckers. Hence, you need to prune a dense and unkempt lilac … Continue reading Organic Garden Guide: Renovating And Moving Lilacs

Organic Garden Guide: Pests And Diseases Of Lilacs

Diseases are always harmful. When lilacs or Syringa shrubs are affected by diseases, it may cause the plants to stop blooming or reduce their number of flowers. In many cases, diseases occurring in the previous year may result in the destruction of the flower buds. In some instances, growers may take preventive or even curative … Continue reading Organic Garden Guide: Pests And Diseases Of Lilacs

Create Some Breathing Space

Technology is great but being “plugged in” 24/7 will drive anyone a little crazy. I find myself craving some peace and quiet and more and more of us are seeking healthy and quiet places to unwind; hence the concept of the breathing room is born! These rooms allow people to connect with nature and take … Continue reading Create Some Breathing Space

How To Guarantee Your Garden Starts Off On The Right Foot

As winter slowly winds down, many gardeners cannot wait to soak up the springtime sun and get their hands dirty in the garden. Such excitement is not just good for gardeners but can benefit the garden in the months to come as well. Late winter or early spring is a great time to get a … Continue reading How To Guarantee Your Garden Starts Off On The Right Foot