By Sarah Bohl | |
In this article, we go over several different kinds of noxious or invasive weeds found in Tucson and the surrounding areas, describe why they are more harmful than helpful, and give you tips for how you can spot and remove them.
By Jack Hemingway | | ,
If you've ever heard the expression "everything old is new again," you will understand the appeal of garden ollas. These clay pots have been used for garden irrigation since early civilizations, and are becoming a popular yard and garden tool again. The secret is in how the water is distributed to your plant roots - the clay olla is unglazed, allowing water to seep out into the ground. The suction created by roots allows the plants to soak up the water released by the olla. We answer all of your olla questions in this FAQ blog post.
By Sarah Bohl | | ,
Water is critical to life in the desert southwest and an important consideration when growing plants in your yard. In this article, we talk about the 20-year drought that Tucson is experiencing, how that affects our water supplies, what preparations have been made, and what we as Tucson-area citizens and gardeners can do.
By Your Local Guide | | ,
We list the best times to plant specific flowers, herbs, and vegetables in Tucson this fall, as well as whether they're best started from seed or as transplants.
By Sarah Bohl | | ,
The recently re-opened Tucson Botanical Gardens, located in midtown Tucson near Grant and Alvernon, often slips under the radar for locals and tourists alike. If you're looking for a peaceful spot in the middle of town, some inspiration for your own yard, or an overview of what plants can grow in Tucson, this may be a solution.
By Jon Friedman | | ,
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.