Winter Arrangment for your Potted Garden. The Potted Desert

  This jumbo window box was one of my earliest plantings when I began creating container gardens for commercial clients. I worked largely with restaurants in Tucson with dining patios. This is pictured at the former Elle Restaurant in Broadway Village Plaza at Broadway and Country Club. I think it is now Sushi Garden A…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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