Category: Tropical Style

Fantastic Design Plant: Coyote Bush

Fantastic Design Plant: Coyote Bush

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You have seen coyote bush (Baccharis pilularis) dispersing along California beach bluffs and up through coastal canyons. While more often than not it is found instead of designed with, restorationists and urges of native planting replaces this readily overlooked tree as one worth revisiting in the garden. Native to the coastal bluffs and chaparral of […]

Central Plains Gardener's January Checklist

Central Plains Gardener's January Checklist

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Here we go! It’s the dawn of a new year, and the sun is already getting greater. If dreams of sugarplums danced on your head recently, today the dreams are of Blazingstar and Indian grass, right? You can order seeds and get them began at the end of January, or dog-ear all the catalogs and […]

Southwest Gardener's December Checklist

Southwest Gardener's December Checklist

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The diversity within the desert Southwest region reveals in December. While elevation or time of day may determine one’s clothing or specific tasks, garden possibilities are great anywhere here. Desert dwellers can celebrate unsettled periods of rain — with intermittent snow showers at higher locales — spaced far enough apart to make warmer, gentler periods […]