Monsoon clouds in the sky in July in Tucson

July Yard and Garden Tips

What to do in your Tucson yard in July, including what to plant or sow, prune, harvest, fertilize, shade, and water to help your plants survive the start of monsoon season.
Creosote branches in the foreground, mountains and a sunset in the background on a hiking path in Tucson

June Yard and Garden Tips

What to do in your Tucson yard in June, including what to plant or sow, prune, harvest, fertilize, shade, and water to help your plants survive the heat.
Various types of birds in Tucson flock to a birdfeeder

Best Seeds for Feeding Wild Birds in Tucson

Learn the major types of seeds that can be used in backyard bird feeding stations and which birds those seeds attract. All types of seeds are readily available at local bird stores (often in pre-made mixes), can be used in many different types of bird feeders, and provide healthy nutrition for our local and migratory wild birds.
A palo verde tree with yellow blooms. The Catalina Mountains are in the background.

May Yard and Garden Tips

What to do in your Tucson yard in May, including what to plant or sow, prune, harvest, inspect, and look out for to keep your yard beautiful and bountiful.
Yellow flowers on a cactus in Tucson

April Yard and Garden Tips

What to do in your Tucson yard in April, including what to plant or sow, prune, harvest, inspect, and look out for.
Purple and yellow wildflowers bloom with the Catalina mountain range in the background in Tucson

March Yard and Garden Tips

What to do in your Tucson yard in March, including the must-do, should-do, and nice-to-do garden tasks to keep your yard healthy and beautiful.
succulents for sale at a Tucson-area plant store

Spring 2020 Plant Sales in Tucson

Dates, links, descriptions, and directions to all spring 2020 plant sales in Tucson, AZ and surrounding areas. Find the plants you need on sale this spring!
A prickly pear cactus in the shape of a heart with yellow wildflowers in the background

February Yard and Garden Tips

What to do in your Tucson yard in February, including the must-do, should-do, and nice-to-do garden tasks to keep your yard healthy and beautiful.
an oriole perches on a half of an orange

How to Attract Orioles to Your Tucson Yard

Learn how and when to attract these part-time Tucson residents by giving them their favorite types of food and properly placing oriole feeders in your yard.
a multi-armed saguaro cactus in tucson is silhouetted against a setting sun

FAQs About Saguaros

“Did you know that a saguaro once killed a man in self-defense?” I asked my family this past Christmas. None of them had heard the story, so I related the 100% true tale of how a man had been shooting at these gentle giants in the 1980s with a rifle. He shot one and it Read more...
A January rainstorm in Tucson provides a beautiful rainbow in front of the Catalina mountains

January Yard and Garden Tips

What to do in your Tucson yard in January, including the must-do, should-do, and nice-to-do garden tasks to keep your yard healthy and beautiful.
Succulents planted in a broken pottery planter at Green Things in Tucson Arizona

Making Broken Things New Again: Broken Pot Planter Class at Green Things

What do you do with broken pieces of pottery? I’m sure the most common answer is to throw the pieces away. If it’s a colorful planter, you might attempt to make a mosaic, or if you’re particularly crafty you might be able to use it in a project in your yard or garden. Luckily, Tucson Read more...

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