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Bright ideas about garden design, plants, and horticulture for the American Southwest curated by Scott Calhoun.

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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...

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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...

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Tortolita Color Blast

When Marc White of Casablanca Horticulture called me to say I needed to take a look at a garden that...

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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...

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Arizona Illustrated Growdown! Video

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This video does a great job of showing off all of our work at the Growdown! Tony Paniaqua and Steve...

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Growdown! Report: Day Three

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We finished it! A huge thanks to Marc White at Casa Blanca Horticultural Services, Chris Drake at Drakebuilt Projects, and...

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Growdown! Report: Day Two

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I’m too tired to write much, but here are some photos of our garden. I couldn’t do this without the...

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Growdown! Report: Day One

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“It’s on like Donkey Kong!”, or as my assistant Amy Belk says, “the growdown is on in Tucsontown!”¬†¬†Whatever the case,...

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Growdown! Report: Master of Steel, Chris Drake

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If you visit the Drake Built Projects garage, you are likely to see sparks flying and hear Metallica or maybe...

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