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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

All About Saguaros: FAQs for Tucson Residents

“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: Create a Planter Using Broken Pots

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...
Sabino Canyon in Tucson in December

December Yard and Garden Tips

<< November Yard & Garden Tips January Yard & Garden Tips >> What to do in Your Tucson Yard in December December in Tucson varies greatly, weather-wise, year to year. Some years you may be sweating in near-ninety temps on Christmas Day, other years you might spot snow mixed in with the winter rains. Get Read more...
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Holiday Decoration Inspiration Locations in Tucson

Need some inspiration for how to decorate your Tucson yard this holiday season? We go over some Tucson-area events, locations, and festivities that will provide you with not only inspiration but Christmas cheer!
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Trees From Around the World – Right Here in Tucson

Travel to Australia and you can see the towering Bunya-Bunya tree, which looks like a pine tree from a distance but has leaves with sharp points that resemble a succulent close-up. Female versions of the Bunya-Bunya tree produce football-sized cones that are celebrated by the Bunya Festival. While we don’t have a festival, we do Read more...

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