Get Potted in a Desert Cottage Garden

Desert Cottage Garden by Barbara Wirth

Do you like cottage gardens? Have you ever grown one? … in the desert? Cottage gardens are an informal design style with dense plantings using floral, foliage and even edible plants. I would not say it is my style – a little too wild and unorganized for me and my more linear brain. However, the…

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June in your Hot Container Garden – Tips from Marylee

Late Summer Potted Garden with Crepe Myrtle

Don’t Miss These Tips for June in your Hot Container Garden Extra Tips as June Starts Topping 100°F Signs of Stress and Sunburn Root Bound Soil or Plants “Blast” Your Plants to prevent pests and disease Learn to Diagnose a Sign of Stress in your Hot Container Garden Continual Wilting is a sign of Stress.…

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August in Your Desert Potted Garden, OMG It’s HOT

Hot Desert Container in August - Full bloom with Red Canna and Sweet Potato Vine

 August in Your Hot Desert Container Garden It’s hot, and it’s humid. Ugh. You don’t need me to tell you that. August is the month to take a break from many desert potted garden chores. The most significant tasks are managing the weather and the basic needs of your garden. Our Desert Climate is Changing…

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October in your Potted Desert Garden

If you have not realized it by now, I love potted desert gardens. They are so versatile in there uses, flexible in their placement and plantings and the bottom line – you don’t have to dig in the ground!!… Marylee Pangman, Potted Desert Expert Please Heed My First Tip! Plant winter flowers late this month Whether…

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“Silver King” Euonymus Profile

“Silver King” can take any role in your all-season desert pots  To best survive the summer furnace in your desert container garden, I harp about the size of our desert garden pots. To support our illustrious hot garden plant of the month, your pot should be at least 24” wide. This width and similar depth will provide the structural support as well…

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