February 2021 Gardening Tips

Is My Palm Tree Dead?

Palm trees belong to the evergreen family of trees, which means any sighting of brown fronds can be problematic. The most likely cause of discoloration and deterioration is an infestation of bugs. If you’ve ever asked yourself “is my palm tree dead” these details could help save your beloved plant. Signs Of Death At times…

Palm Tree Maintenance

Skinning Palm Trees

Many people ask “Is it a good idea to skin my palm tree?” Read on to learn more! The main reason homeowners skin their palm trees for one simple reason, and simply the aesthetic of their home, paired with all the wonderful health benefits for the palm tree. Another major reason being that – rodents…

Palm Tree Maintenance

Palm Tree Maintenance

With over 2,000 different species of palm trees it is important to realize how to take care of them. Read on to learn more. It is vital to take care of the roots of palm trees as they do not grow deep into the ground. The majority of palms have single trunks. This point at…

Saguaro Cactus Protection Laws

Saguaro Cactus Protection Laws

The symbol of Arizona is the saguaro cactus. These are the tall and skinny cactuses that you may think of, when you think of the word “cactus”. Go on the hiking trails in Arizona, and you begin to realize that they have a personality of their own. They begin to feel like familiar friends accompanying…

June Gardening Tips

Gardening Tips for June In Arizona

June is probably the most difficult period for many plants because of the long days, high temperatures, and low humidity. Ineffective water management is the number one cause of death of landscape plants in the Valley, and, believe it or not, it is more frequently from over watering than under watering. You can reduce your…

Arizona Ash Tree Diseases & Care

Arizona Ash Tree Diseases & Care

One of the more common trees in Arizona is the Arizona ash tree (Fraxinus velutina) because of being able to adapt well with the sunny climate in the area. There are various types of ash trees growing around Arizona, more than 65 species throughout the state. This post on Arizona Ash Tree diseases & care…

Vegetable Planting Calendar for Maricopa County, AZ

Vegetable Planting Calendar

It is not often we link to an article on an outside website but when we saw the Arizona Cooperative Extension and The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Vegetable Planting Calendar for Maricopa County – we wanted you to see it. Authored by Kai Imeda and Kelly Murray Young, its tables…

Growing Desert Marigolds

Growing Desert Marigolds

Baileya multiradiata is a North American species of sun-loving wildflowers native to the deserts of northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States including our own state of Arizona. Although called a desert marigold, it is only a remote relative of the true marigolds of the genus Tagetes. Baileya multiradiata is a short-lived perennial to annual that forms a clumping patch of silvery-green foliage which bears many tall, naked stems,…

Therapeutic Gardening In Trying Times

Therapeutic Gardening In Trying Times

With many people self-isolating at the moment because of COVID-19 – your attention may be turning to making the most out of your garden. Here are some top tips to help you relax and make your garden look beautiful at the same time! Order summer-flowering bulbs and seeds now. Have a general tidy up, removing…

Cactus and Succulent Care

Saving A Dying Cactus

Most people who buy and tend cacti love them.  When they get sick it’s upsetting as they’ve likely been around for years.  Use these steps to help save a dying cactus at your home or business. Read on to learn more. Cut Rotting Parts Away Rotting is generally a sign of overwatering.  The black or…