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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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yellow native Las Cruces plant baileya multiradiata

13 Native Plants for Your Las Cruces Garden

Thanks to books such as the easy-to-read and thought-provoking Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy, we know how important it…
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Thoughtful Gardener: Growing a Cut Flower Garden

As everything escalates in price, many of us are looking for ways to make do, grow our own, or adapt…
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Favorite Gardening Books

With so many people embracing gardening, I thought it would be helpful to provide some resources to ensure success. I…
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Outdoor fountain made with large pot.

Home and Garden | DIY Garden Fountain

For desert dwellers, the sound of flowing water may not only bring peace and tranquility after a busy day, but…
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Patio area made with pavers, with bench and potted plants

Create a DIY Patio with Pavers

Creating something out of nothing is always satisfying, especially when it adds to the usefulness and aesthetic appeal of your…
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Thoughtful Gardener | Critters in the Garden

The wide variety of creatures that visit and inhabit my garden bring me joy. True, some may harm plants, however,…
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