This garden was designed for a young family a few years ago. We began with a blank slate but it...
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Pusch Ridge Garden View Gallery / Read Post
Pusch Ridge Garden
Score! Giant Sea Squill in Poultry Netting Read Post
Score! Giant Sea Squill in Poultry Netting
I went to east Tucson Home Depot looking for freesia bulbs. I returned with a trunk full of bowling-ball sized...
Oh Crap, Another Round of Desert Plant Name Changes Read Post
Oh Crap, Another Round of Desert Plant Name Changes
Plant nomenclature is a rapidly changing science. When lots of plant names radically change (as you’ll see that they have...
Tortolita Color Blast Read Post
Tortolita Color Blast
When Marc White of Casablanca Horticulture called me to say I needed to take a look at a garden that...
The Civano Seed Bank Read Post
The Civano Seed Bank
It’s been too long since I’ve blogged about anything, but I have been documenting some great garden stuff that has...
Arizona Illustrated Growdown! Video View Video / Read Post
Arizona Illustrated Growdown! Video
This video does a great job of showing off all of our work at the Growdown! Tony Paniaqua and Steve...
Growdown! Report: Day Three View Gallery / Read Post
Growdown! Report: Day Three
We finished it! A huge thanks to Marc White at Casa Blanca Horticultural Services, Chris Drake at Drakebuilt Projects, and...
Growdown! Report: Day Two View Gallery / Read Post
Growdown! Report: Day Two
I’m too tired to write much, but here are some photos of our garden. I couldn’t do this without the...
Growdown! Report: Day One View Gallery / Read Post
Growdown! Report: Day One
“It’s on like Donkey Kong!”, or as my assistant Amy Belk says, “the growdown is on in Tucsontown!” Whatever the case,...
Growdown! Report: Container Plants Read Post