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Nature’s Positive Impact on Our Health

Most gardeners know being outside in the garden makes them feel good. When I walk in a garden to look…
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close up of native cati in pots.

Local Garden Shops: It’s Time to Get Planting

There’s nothing like warm spring days to inspire a trip to the garden shop to freshen up the plantings in…
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a bunch of white and yellow irises all together

Growing Irises in the Desert

I’ll admit I have not always been an enthusiast of irises, including everyone’s favorite bearded irises. In my view, their…
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red, orange, and yellow blanket flowers.

Combating Climate Change Starts in Your Garden

Gardeners are quite aware of global environmental changes, many of which we experience in our own backyards. In New Mexico,…
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Fill your garden with Valentine’s Day colors

Forget the dozen roses that will be faded and wilted in days. Instead, thrill your gardening Valentine with one or…
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NMSU’s Jose Fernandez Garden Blooms with Uncommon Vegetables Used in Food Distribution Program

Behind the Courtyard by Marriott Las Cruces at New Mexico State University, nestled in a field south of University Avenue,…
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Create An Enchanting Fairy Garden

In midwinter while I was perusing garden books, I discovered Fairy Gardening: Creating Your Own Magical Miniature Garden by Julie…
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close up of bloom from a calliandra eriophylla

Fill Your Garden With Colorful Perennials

When I planted my permanent garden decades ago, I chose only native and drought-tolerant perennials. I considered annuals to be…
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a gorgeous backyard pond.

Just Add Water to Create an Oasis in the Desert

In the desert, water can create an oasis in our backyards. Just the sound of trickling water can help us…
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