What's Growing in the Butchart Gardens #butchartgarden #garden #gardentour #flowergarden

What’s Growing in the Butchart Gardens

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What’s Growing in The Butchart Gardens? A Gardener’s Paradise What’s growing in The Butchart Gardens? Everything! This world-famous garden in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a not-to-be-missed destination for garden lovers. With over a million bedding plants in over 900 varieties, it is a National Historic Site of Canada. I spent two hours here on a […] Read more…

What to Grow and Plant Arizona Garden June #arizonagarden #arizona #garden #june #garden

What Grows in Arizona Gardens in June

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What grows in low desert Arizona gardens in June? I’ll show you. All of these pictures come from my garden in Mesa, Arizona this month.  We garden year-round in many parts of Arizona, but we can’t grow everything all year. Take a look at what’s growing, and let me know in the comments what’s growing […] Read more…

The Easiest Way to Add Vertical Space in the Garden #verticalgardening #gardenhack #gardening

Add Vertical Space in the Garden

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Add Vertical Space to Your Garden in 15 Seconds! One of my favorite ways, and one of the most versatile, quick and inexpensive ways, to easily add vertical space in the garden is using ladder mesh blocks. Plants love growing vertically up the repurposed trellis, and it’s easy to install anywhere in the garden.  Disclaimer: […] Read more…

Best Arizona Gardening Books

5 Best Arizona Gardening Books

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Bookstores are full of garden books suited for other climates, but the 5 best Arizona gardening books share the wisdom of experienced gardeners in the low desert of Arizona.  Although Arizona’s climate seems severe (it is at times), it is an outstanding climate for gardening. Learn more about summer gardening in Arizona in this post. Gardening year-round […] Read more…

5 Best Gardening Books #gardening #books #gardenbooks

5 Best Gardening Books

Gardening books combine two of the worlds best things – books and gardening!   With so many gardening books, it’s hard to find the best ones. This post lists my 5 favorite gardening books. (These are the books I would want if I was stranded on a desert island and had to learn to garden.) To […] Read more…

Is your garden short on garden space and lacking vintage flair? Give ladders in the garden a try. I love repurposing vintage items, and space in the garden is often limited. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution for both problems…Ladders! Ladders in the garden are an easy way to add architectural interest and vertical space to your garden.

Ladders in the Garden

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Is your garden short on garden space and lacking vintage flair? Give ladders in the garden a try. I love repurposing vintage items, and space in the garden is often limited. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution for both problems…ladders! Ladders in the garden are an easy way to add architectural interest and vertical space to […] Read more…

5 Tips for growing Armenian Cucumbers in the Garden. With the high temperatures of summer, most cucumbers are a fond memory except for Armenian cucumbers (which are still going strong).#gardening #armeniancucumbers #howtogarden #cucumbers #howtogrow #heatlovingveggies #growinginthegarden

Growing Armenian Cucumbers

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Growing Armenian cucumbers is a great way to ensure a steady supply of cucumbers in the heat of the summer. This is great news for us desert dwellers who want cucumbers all summer long. First cultivated in Armenia in the 15th century, Armenian cucumbers (also called yard-long cucumbers) are actually not cucumbers at all – they are […] Read more…

Ultimate guide to summer gardening in Arizona

Summer Gardening in Arizona

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The challenge with vegetable gardening in the low desert of Arizona comes when temperatures soar in the hot, dry months of the summer. It is possible to have a productive vegetable garden in hot climates like Arizona during the summer heat. Here are the essentials to know for summer gardening in Arizona and other hot […] Read more…

5 Ways to Prevent Pests Organically #organicgarden#gardenorganically#preventpests#gardening#gardenpests#howtogarden#howto#gardening#companionplanting#pestprevention

Prevent Garden Pests Organically

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Don’t spray harmful chemicals in your garden, learn methods to prevent pests and diseases before they become a problem. Providing fresh organic produce for your family is the reward for educating yourself about ways to prevent garden pests and diseases organically. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links See my disclosure policy for more information.  5 Ways to Prevent […] Read more…

5 Tips for Growing Summer Squash #summersquash #gardening#summergarden#howtogarden#howtogrowsquash#growingsquash#growingsummersquash

5 Tips for Growing Summer Squash

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Summer squash is easy to grow and prolific. A couple of plants provide plenty for a family to eat all summer long. Learn how to grow summer squash and provide your friends and neighbors with fresh produce too! Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. Squash are separated into two main […] Read more…

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