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Arizona Garden in August

Arizona Garden in August #arizonagardening #arizonagarden #augustgarden #gardening #gardenlist

What to do in your Arizona garden in August: Prepare your Arizona garden in August for fall planting by removing spent summer-heat loving vegetables and adding fresh compost to the soil.   August is a great time for a monsoon planting of several summer vegetables to take advantage of the rain and higher humidity of the […]

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How to Grow Sunflowers

How to grow sunflowers #sunflowers #gardening #howtogrowsunflowers

It’s hard to see a sunflower blooming and not smile. Sunflowers are a great addition to a summer garden. Take advantage of the unique characteristics of sunflowers and put them to work in your garden. Learning how to grow sunflowers is easy, and finding new ways to incorporate them in to your garden is a […]

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Arizona Gardening in July

Arizona Gardening in July #gardening #desertgardening #howtogarden

Wondering about Arizona gardening in July? All of these pictures come from my garden in Mesa, Arizona this month. Gardening in Arizona in July can be difficult; planting the right plants in the right location at the right time and watering them correctly is critical for success.  Read my “Ultimate Guide for a Summer Garden […]

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How to Grow I’itoi Onions

How to Grow I'itoi Onions #howtogrowonions #iitoionion #gardening #heirloomvegetable

Learn how to grow I’itoi onions, one of the easiest vegetables to plant and grow. Today, this once little known and nearly extinct vegetable is enjoying a resurgence in popularity as home gardeners and commercial growers alike appreciate the ease of growing and delicious flavor of I’itoi onions. I’itoi onions (pronounced “EE-toy”) have a long […]

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Sherman Library and Gardens

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What’s Growing in Sherman Library and Gardens Sherman Library and Gardens, near Newport Beach, California, boasts a collection with more than 1500 plants ranging from exotic vegetation from tropical climates, to rare cacti and succulents from desert regions. There is something for everyone in this gem of a garden, right off Pacific Coast Highway in […]

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5 Tips for a Successful Square Foot Garden

5 Tips for a Successful Square Foot Garden #gardening #squarefootgarden #gardentips

Ten years ago I bought my first gardening book, “All New Square Foot Gardening”, by Mel Bartholomew. I read it cover to cover, and then read it again. This book made gardening easy to understand, with clear steps to get started and be successful. I followed Mel’s advice, and ten years later I still believe […]

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