My Solution For Preventing The Next Arcadia Woodlands Type Old-Growth Forest Destruction

My dear garden readers; Would you throw away pristine, nutrient-rich silt?  Would you hack down 11 acres of old-growth forest for a dumping ground for said silt?  No?  Then get ready to be called crazy, wacky, a tree-hugger and more. Personally, for someone who calls herself a gardenholic, flower freak and other silly names the Read More


Fall Planting Time: Four Flowering Shrubs for Dry Southwestern Gardens

Fall is just around the corner and for gardeners in the southwestern US it is a great time to think about planting perennial shrubs. This is also a great time to plan out your landscape for next year including preparing for more drought! Planting in fall brings a little extra free water from the rain Read More

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Wednesday Plant Profile: Bay Laurel Herb Of The Gods

Bay laurel, or laurus nobilis is a drought tolerant perennial tree native to the Mediterranean region. The fragrant, leathery leaves are dried for use as a cooking herb and in the pantry. Other names for this aromatic plant with deep green leaves are Sweet Bay, Grecian Laurel or Roman Laurel. Mature Grecian Laurel trees flower Read More