A wild lilac bush in the Santa Rita Experimental Range.
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 for her Sahuarita yard.
Whole Foods Market, located at 5555 E. River Road is having a fun, educational gardening event for kids at 9 a.m. Saturday. Best of all, it's free.
A good way to save money is to grow your own food. You can also make a few extra dollars by selling extra produce from your garden.
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Green leaves indicate that this tomato plant is thriving. Tomato plants can yield two harvests a year in Southern Arizona: the first around May and the second when the temperatures fall in autumn.
This tomato plant is brown and could be pulled because it might not survive the heat. Iylea Olson decided to leave it in the ground - it might make it until cooler temperatures arrive.
The yellow strands on the leaf show this tomato plant is stressed. Once the temperatures drop in the fall, it and healthy tomato plants may bounce back and provide more fruit.
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.
Tohono Chul Park offers summer-planting specimens at its Monsoon Madness sale Friday and Saturday.
About 20 plant sellers and hobbyists will offer collectible specimens, odd-looking succulents and typical native and desert-adapted plants at the Monsoon Madness sale.
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.
Tyler Jensen, left, and Thomas Hillebrand are putting together the teaching module of the University of Arizona's Lunar Greenhouse, which is headed to San Diego and Chicago to raise awareness about the greenhouse and hydroponic gardening. A prototype greenhouse is at the right.
A greenhouse designed for extraterrestrial use is taking a more terrestrial trip this summer.
Colorful pillows on the porch swing, potted flowers and butterflies brighten this bungalow's front porch, adding to the curb appeal that attracts buyers.
An inviting yard doesn't have to rely only on plants. This home's furniture helps create an inviting entry.
Desert-adapted plants are good choices for adding low-maintenance color and enhancing appeal to potential buyers.