February in the Low Desert

In February, continue to prepare for frost events and take necessary frost protection measures. Don’t let a warm week in February fool you into believing spring has arrived. The low-desert can still have periods of freezing temperatures during the month. Mesquites may ooze an amber-colored resin; this can be normal or released as a result … Continue reading February in the Low Desert

Reading Plant Tags for Garden Success

It was love at first sight. You were strolling down the aisles of your local nursery, minding your own business, when something wonderful caught your eye. It wasn't just any plant - it was the perfect plant for your garden. Your hand reached out to grasp your new treasure. Holding it close as you headed … Continue reading Reading Plant Tags for Garden Success

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