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Heed these tips for starting out with seed catalogs

By Erin McIntyre

This is a public-service announcement to my fellow gardeners or potential gardeners. Especially those of you out there who are thinking of launching into this addictive, rewarding hobby, heed my words. If you haven’t already, ...

Are these products too good 
to be true?

By Dennis Hill

The label on Wilt-Pruf Anti-Transpirant Plant Protection basically infers that by spraying their product on trees and shrubs it will protect against winter kill, wind burn, drought and air pollution. It further states its protective covering ...

A few ideas for saving some cash in 2016

By Erin McIntyre

Now that Christmas is over, we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming. That’s kind of what it feels like, isn’t it? Back to life, back to reality. And for many folks, the post-holiday hangover is about making New ...

Watering redbud in winter is a good idea

By Dennis Hill

I have a redbud tree and believe that I need to water it over the winter, but am not sure how often or how much it will need. — Marcia Yes, you should plan on watering your Redbud through the winter. Redbud is one of three trees ...


Christmas cacti makes timely appearance

By Erin McIntyre

It’s a Christmas miracle! My Christmas cactus actually bloomed this week, and that’s a rare occurrence. Apparently, the stars aligned and it got the message that maybe it should live up to its name. All year, my cactus quietly ...

Home looks better after you’ve been away

By Erin McIntyre

As Dorothy said, there’s no place like home. And there’s nothing like a vacation to make you realize that. One of my favorite things about traveling is coming home. I know that sounds weird, but it’s true. Appreciating my ...

You can cut back plant in spring, not only fall

By Dennis Hill

We planted Red Jupiter’s beard, Gloriosa daisy and Shasta daisy plants last spring. They have done beautifully, but having never planted them before, do I cut them back? If so, how far down do I cut them? — Priscilla In most ...

New Mexico privet requires some patience

By Dennis Hill

I’m planning to put in a privacy hedge of New Mexico privet. I would like it to be dense, and I plan to let it grow naturally and unpruned. How far apart should I space the plants? — Joseph The answer to your question depends on ...

How to care for a Desert Four O’Clock

By Staff

What is the proper care for a Desert Four O’Clock? Should I cut it back for the winter? — Nancy Desert Four O’Clock will die down naturally this fall (if it hasn’t already) and at that point you can cut the foliage ...


Carrots: the grand finale to the garden

By Erin McIntyre

It’s not often that fresh vegetables make it to the Thanksgiving table from my garden. This year is a different story, though, and I’m thankful. We aren’t blessed with the longer growing season that other parts of the ...

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