Desert Gardening For September

It’s that time of year!! Let’s Get Planting! First, prepare your garden area by adding organic compost. Soil can become hydrophobic so water it in really well before you start planting. What to plant to get a harvest before the cold weather arrives,...

Change Irrigation Schedule

Happy Saturday! Fall is here and with it the rains! What an amazing storm for the Valley today! With Fall comes saving water, changing your irrigation settings. You want to decrease the frequency only. There are times when the duration for you Fall and Winter months...

Planting Now For Thriving Plants in 2017

The next few months in the Desert Southwest are an important planting time. I want to share with you how significant this time of year is for planting trees, shrubs, perennials, wildflowers and many winter edibles. Think summer, which shouldn’t be difficult,...

Let’s Talk Watering

I am often asked, “why does every plant I buy die” “why aren’t my plants thriving”? Ninety nine percent of the time, frequency and amount of water are incorrect! I can teach you proper watering techniques whether using a hose or an...

Tomatoes Anyone?

Believe it or not, I am planting tomato plants for a Fall crop! I found some heirloom varieties grown by a local grower, Vilardi Gardens at Summer Winds on Bethany Home Road. It’s best to plant your new transplants where they will receive afternoon shade. Tomato...

Indoor Plants For Healthy Air

When the temperatures are soaring outside, I work on adding to my collection of indoor plants! Houseplants are a great addition to any decor and can improve indoor air quality! There are a range of plant selections for low light locations to bright and sunny that...

National Independence Week

Good Morning and Welcome to National Independence Week for Local Businesses! I am a member of Local First Arizona because supporting local businesses give our state more money with every purchase! Believe it or not planting season stays with us pretty much year round...
Radio Guest

Radio Guest

Hello fellow gardeners.  I hope this finds you and your plants surviving this time of year in the desert southwest!  It’s hard to believe that August is here and it is time to think about your fall gardening.  We are fortunate that we can harvest another crop of...

Featured Urban Farmer

Hello Fellow Gardeners. I was interviewed as the “featured urban farmer” by Greg Peterson from The Urban Farm. Please follow the link below to see the article and hear the podcast. Featured Farmer: Diane from Nickle Family Urban...