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Drought Tolerant Plants for 2014

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 03, 2014

Think a drought-tolerant garden has to be all dull colors and straggly plants? Think again. If your Dallas plumbing is groaning over the miserable, dry heat, that doesn't mean your...


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Converting to Xeriscaping

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 29, 2014

With a drought just declared in California, I have my garden on the brain, and I'm not the only one. Many people in my community have allowed their gardens to die over the last few...


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Plan Ahead for Spring: 8 Efficient Watering Tips

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 12, 2013

This might seem like a weird time to be talking about irrigation, but in many parts of the country, it's still dry, and there's never a bad time to talk about getting ready for the...


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Glamorous Rock Gardens!

Posted by Katie Marks | Aug 13, 2013

Live somewhere dry? Want to save water? Just want to mix it up a little in the garden? Have you considered installing a rock garden? Rock gardens can make great DIY projects to spruce...


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Cope With Water Shortages By Xeriscape Gardening

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Apr 03, 2013

Xeriscaping, quite untrue to its potential to support colorful blooms throughout the seasons, has gotten an unfair association with rock gardens with cacti. While in some climates it...


In addition to irrigating plants, sprinklers allow children to cool off during the hot summer months. (Photo: Alexander Redmon/sxc.hu)

How to Water a Garden During the Heat of Summer

Posted by Erica Glasener | Aug 05, 2012

When it comes to watering the plants in your landscape and garden there is nothing like a long, gentle soaking rain, especially during the hot summer months. As there is no guarantee...


Turn off the tap for water savings. (Photo by the author, s.e. smith.)

Water Conservation is Easy With These Tips

Posted by s.e. smith | May 20, 2012

With water scarcity is a growing issue around the world, so making the most of water resources is critically important even in regions where drought conditions haven’t been declared....


Native plants support local pollinator populations and have bright, beautiful blooms.

Beginning to Garden with Native Plants

Posted by s.e. smith | May 03, 2012

Gardening with native plants has a number of advantages, but gardeners are often intimidated or overwhelmed with myths about native plant gardening, so they’re afraid to take...