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Preparing for Freezing Temperatures in Desert Pots

A desert freeze? Yes, many regions of the desert do have freezing winters. In layperson terms, we talk about three levels of the desert. The high desert of Albuquerque and other similar cities is at 5,500 feet above sea level. These areas will have a winter typical of more northern climates with temperatures below freezing…

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Potted Desert Vocabulary

The Potted Desert Vocabulary

It’s going to be a lot easier if we are on the same page when I talk about different aspects of container gardening. You won’t necessarily find these definitions as such in any dictionary. Many, such as pot sizes, are based on my experience and how I framed things when I ran my business, The…

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Desert Container Pots 101

Yard of dozens of pots for desert garden

Container Gardens 101 – The Pots Gardeners all over the country grow plants in pots. With the trend increasing for small-space gardening, it’s only natural to look at pots as part of the solution. Choosing the right types of desert garden pots will lead you to success sooner as the pots are the foundation of…

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Loving Volunteers in Our Garden

We’ve all had them. Plants that sprout up in places we never planted them. It’s not so hard to figure out — grass in the flower patch, dandelions in the lawn, clover in the vegetable garden. Most likely, in these cases, the plants would be called weeds. Weeds – my definition of a weed is…

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A New Year Resolution for your Desert Garden

Most of us attempt to make New Year resolutions or reflect on the successes of the past year and think about what we want for the next year. In our gardens, we can make many different kinds of resolutions such as:  ~ to work consistently in my garden, deadheading, planting and fertilizing  ~ to add…

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Coloring a Shady Entry for Your Holiday Potted Garden

Do you have a front door that is crying for some easy-care color? This pot arrangement might just do the trick, especially for your holiday potted garden. For instant gratification, as the nurseries should be spilling over with Cyclamen, Geraniums and Bacopa in the greenhouse.   Choose a pot that is at least 18” in diameter.…

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Using Color in Your Desert Potted Garden

Desert Patio Garden with Blues and Yellows

Receive these free tips in your Inbox – Fill out the box in the column to the right and receive Marylee’s Top Tips to Desert Potted Garden Success!   Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder… sometimes  Color is the most prominent element in a garden design and typically the first one considered. Color…

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