Out-of-Madagascar Succulent House Plants

Much like the unique plants and wildlife of Galapagos Islands that evolved in isolation, the “endemic” plants of Madagascar, an […]

Rosemary Is For Winter and Gifting

When I first came to the Southern California desert, I was shocked at how well traditional rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis, USDA […]

Overcoming Problems With Ornamental Grasses

When landscape grasses take on full autumn color in the western states, they are always the focal point of the […]

Grey and Silver Garden Plants for Arid Gardens

Raising a pubescent teen can feel like being pecked to death by a duck. But it’s a lot more pleasant […]

Sweetgum for Fall Sunset Color Out West

“Red oaks are supposed to turn red in the fall, not brown.” People always ask why their eastern tree colors […]

Southwestern Sustainable Farmscaping: Planting for Home Livestock

  Everywhere across the American Southwest, folks are raising chickens, milking goats, horses, and grazing their own cattle. The rural […]