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Arizona Garden in September

Arizona Garden in September #gardening #garden #arizonagarden

Arizona garden in September September! We’ve almost made it through the long hot summer. The good news — lots to plant this month in the garden. The bad news — the days are still hot. Even so, the mornings and evenings are beginning to cool off, reminding us why we love to live in Arizona! […]

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Arizona Garden in August

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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 vegetables that are past their prime.   If monsoon conditions exist, consider a “monsoon planting”. August is a great time for a monsoon planting of several summer vegetables to take advantage of […]

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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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Sherman Library and Gardens

Sherman Library and Gardens #shermangarden #garden #gardentour #flowergarden #coronadelmar #garden #destinationgarden #newportbeach

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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