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  • By Peter L. Warren Special to the Arizona Daily Star
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Q: The leaves/stalks in the center of my desert spoon plants are being eaten away about 6 inches up from the base. I don’t see any problem fro…

  • By Peter L. Warren Special to the Arizona Daily Star
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Q: I have six bougainvillea plants in my back yard. I have three on the east side and three on the west side planted about a year ago. Last su…

  • By Peter L. Warren Special to the Arizona Daily Star
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Q: What are these bugs on this milkweed?

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  • By Peter L. Warren Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Desert spoons are a food source for a four-legged critter, probably javelina.

Re: the June 7 letter "Water for mine, pecan use not the same."

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  • Peter L. Warren Special to the Arizona Daily Star

There are 290 species of flies in North America; flies can be vectors of pink eye.

  • David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star 2001

Mexican bird-of-paradise (Caesalpinia mexicana) can be grown as a large shurb of miniature tree Very showy, bright-yellow flower clusters aris…

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  • By Elena Acoba Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Tours offer something for every gardener.

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  • By Peter L. Warren Special to the Arizona Daily Star

English ivy can rob a tree of its vitality.  

  • Rosie Romero Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Tips to keep your home, yard beautiful and running smoothly.

  • By Rosie Romero Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Laminated beam may be strongest choice.

  • Submitted by Dennis Caldwell

Dennis Caldwell photographed this Ornate Tree Lizard on wood pile in his backyard in 2009.

  • Submitted by Dennis Caldwell

An Ornate Tree Lizard on a brick wall in back yard of Dennis Caldwell in 2008.

  • Submitted by Dennis Caldwell

A desert spiny Lizard on a cholla cactus in Dennis Caldwell's backyard in 2008.

Give your plants a healthy start.

  • JAMES S. WOOD / ARIZONA DAILY STAR 200

Devils claw

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  • By Elena Acoba Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Bisbee's "Secret Garden Tour" makes the perfect road-trip destination.

  • By Elena Acoba Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Edible flowers can be found on both native and non-native plants.

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This is a specimen of a Zinnia grandiflora, the common name is Prarie Zinnia, at the University of Arizona (in Tucson) herbarium. This plant b…

  • By Elena Acoba Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Create your own microclimate to extend growing season