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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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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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