Summer's heat is drawing near, and many sun-loving plants are just beginning to thrive.
Looking for a fresh way to liven up your garden walls? Think plants, not paintings.
Perhaps to alleviate the dreariness of long northern winters, Scandinavian style tends toward folk-art florals, crisp checks, plaids and strip…
Plant observer Patricia A. Pearson was so impressed by the life of a wild lilac bush growing in the Santa Rita Mountains that she bought one f…
Not long ago, Tucsonans wanted pools the way Southern Californians wanted convertibles and surfboards.
Artful teamwork created the lush 3-year-old desert garden at Bob and Judy Schumann's Oro Valley home.
A multipurpose living space that looks out on a Zenlike desert garden won the Growdown competition at Tucson Botanical Gardens.
On the growth continuum between seeds and mature plants, microgreens lie somewhere on the "newly arrived" side, between sprouts and baby vegetables.
Bougainvilleas follow two unbreakable rules that gardeners would be wise to pay attention to.
If you're tackling organic vegetable gardening for the first time, here are a few tips to get you started. They're from organic gardeners and …
The annual orchid show at the New York Botanical Gardens begins March 2, and it was previewed for media Feb. 28, 2013.
Just as putting plants in your yard requires a little bit of thought, so does installing a sculpture in your landscape.
It's been a year since the Pima County Public Library opened seed libraries, and there have been interesting "returns" and donations, says lib…
Dan Hostetler calls his business Tempus Fugit Woodworks. The Latin title sounds impressive, but he doesn't fool himself that he's ever going t…
Expand your potting repertoire by creating a landscape in a container.
Transplanted and new gardeners hear the mantra pretty early: Gardening in Tucson is different.
When Matthew Johnson talks about legumes at this week's monthly meeting of The Gardeners of Tucson, he won't focus on lentils, beans, peas or …
Even if your tomato plant looks droopy, leggy and flowerless, you might want to hang on to it for a little while longer for a fall crop.
Planting at this time of year may be tough on you, but it's the perfect season for heat-loving species to get in the ground and grow.
How much rainwater have you kept in your yard so far this season? It's not too late to start harvesting it.
It's only natural: As the temperature rises, we look longingly to the fall.
Author Sue Feyrer had gardeners in mind when she updated her book about flowers at Tohono Chul Park.
With Tucson's housing market showing signs of life, curb appeal is starting to get more attention.
Angelo Romeo's wife, Veronica, planted a lantana at their home several years ago.
Cardiologist Lee Goldberg was having a tough time getting a koi pond installed in his backyard.
Mark Tylutki knows all of his desert garden babies by name. There is Trichocereus Flying Saucer, with a glorious pink bloom. There's tall and …
Shrubs are workhorses in the landscape. They act as hedges or other visual barriers, stand on their own as specimen plants and accent sculptur…
What it is: If not for "Lessons Learned From a Poet's Garden," the story of Harlem Renaissance poet Anne Spencer's garden would have been lost.
For many Tucson gardeners, spring represents the best of times and the worst of times to be outdoors.
Part-time library associate Sue Johnson has been sharing her
loofah plant seeds with friends for decades, perpetuating a plant
her mom grew in…
Terrariums, miniature gardens enclosed in glass, are bigger than
ever in home decor. And the current crop of indoor displays for
your house or…
A few years back, former U.S. Border Patrol agent Art Loya
looked around for a job that would allow him stable hours to spend
with his family.
Organizers of the inaugural Tucson Compost Expo 2012 on Saturday
hope to attract composting nerds and newbies, as well as
If you want to do something good for your landscape this year,
here are four resolutions that you can adopt today.
Some mistletoe begs for a sweet kiss under its leaves. And then
there's the mistletoe that takes root in your trees, seemingly
ready to devour them.
I'm sorry to be the one to tell you, but Americans need to hear
this: The French are better at living well than we are. Way better.
Terrariums are totally trendy again.
Q: Can you help me ID this vase? I've tried to find the pattern
and maker for years. I call it Drape, but can't find the real name.
Where can …
Trimming a Christmas tree needn't be intimidating or arduous.
Instead, designers recommend thinking about it as an opportunity to
People say I'm lucky. I don't really see that, but I'm going
with it because I need to if I'm going to get through the holidays