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Log on and dig in: gardening lessons online

Log on and dig in: gardening lessons online

A trip around the Internet can help you find information about gardening in Tucson.

December 20, 2014 10:45 am Photos

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Keeping your dog, cat out of the garden

Keeping your dog, cat out of the garden

Kennel fencing is a good way to keep your dog out of your garden. 

December 13, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Gifts for the gardeners

Gifts for the gardeners

Nonprofit shops offer lots of holiday gift options.

December 06, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Harvesting rainwater

Harvesting rainwater

Couple turns flooding problems into water-saving landscaping opportunities.

December 06, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Water harvesters that blend into the scenery

Water harvesters that blend into the scenery

Rocks, reinforced concrete can make big cisterns less conspicuous.

November 23, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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Creating a garden that attracts butterflies

Creating a garden that attracts butterflies

Booksigning for “Butterflies of Tohono Chul and the Plants They Love.” 

November 08, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Gardening that goes with the flow

Gardening that goes with the flow

Combination aquarium and garden system offers second chance for garden success.

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A happy — and sustainable — yard is possible

A happy — and sustainable — yard is possible

A polished yard does need lots of water to thrive

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New book digs into fruits, veggies of Southwest

New book covers which covers growing in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.

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Garden tour: More is 'green' than the plants

Garden tour: More is 'green' than the plants

Two upcoming garden tours unearth numerous possibilities.

October 11, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Tucson Botanical Gardens celebrates 40 years as midtown oasis

Tucson Botanical Gardens celebrates 40 years as midtown oasis

Tucson Botanical Gardens celebrates 40th anniversary with gala, and more.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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It's easier than ever to go organic this fall

It's easier than ever to go organic this fall

Organic plant sales you won't want to miss in the coming weeks.

September 27, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Phenology: Observe more about the natural world

Phenology: Observe more about the natural world

Events designed to help you be more aware of whats around you.

September 20, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Starter plants best if started here

Starting your garden with starter plants? Buying local may increase success.

September 13, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
Making the case for natural nutrition for plants

Making the case for natural nutrition for plants

Are your plants on steroids? Here's a better option.

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Bisbee Garden Tour

Bisbee Garden Tour

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

August 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Some blooms taste as good as they look

Some blooms taste as good as they look

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

August 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Master Gardener conference now open to the public

Master Gardener conference now open to the public

Register by Wednesday. Organic edibles and landscape contouring will be discussed.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Experiment with new garden veggies

Experiment with new garden veggies

Get inspired by watching what others grow. 

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Bonsai takes on a desert twist in Tucson

Bonsai takes on a desert twist in Tucson

 Tucsonans experiment with native and other arid plants as Bonsai canvases. 

August 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Native Seeds promotes plants for an arid climate

Native Seeds promotes plants for an arid climate

Repository for seeds of Southwest heritage crops also sells other seeds for arid climates.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Green thumbs for hire-vei

Green thumbs for hire-vei

New gardeners are increasingly turning to pros to get a good start.

July 19, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Savvy gardeners celebrate monsoon rain

Savvy gardeners celebrate monsoon rain

Many gardeners abandon plots in summer but there are advantages.

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Tucson garden thrives from years of heartache

Tucson garden thrives from years of heartache

Gardner hopes to save others heartache from lessons he learned.

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Native mesquite tree inspires creation of special greenhouse

Create your own microclimate to extend growing season

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Alternatives to cutting down established trees

Alternatives to cutting down established trees

When a large mesquite tree threatens their wall, this couple decides to call in the pros.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The milkflower and the butterfly: Backyard gardners have a huge role to play

The milkflower and the butterfly: Backyard gardners have a huge role to play

Subscribing to the belief that if you build it, they will come (nod to “Field of Dreams”), fans of monarch butterflies want Arizonans to grow milkweed to help the insects survive migrations between southern Canada and central Mexico.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Aeroponics: No soil required for beautiful, bountiful garden

Aeroponics: No soil required for beautiful, bountiful garden

If you don’t have space for an edible garden, consider growing up.

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Public gardens to explore this summer

Public gardens to explore this summer

When the heat dampens your gardening spirit, get energized and inspired by Tucson’s public gardens. Here are a dozen that you can visit now to see seasonal blooms and crops. Plus, there’s one you can plan to visit when it’s cooler in the fall.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Look-alike plants lead to surprise for gardener

Look-alike plants lead to surprise for gardener

Terry L. Moss had a laugh over luffa when what he thought was a melon plant actually yielded the Asian cucumber.

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City considering revisions to urban agriculture regulations

City considering revisions to urban agriculture regulations

Chickens in the backyard. Tomato plants in the front yard. A produce stand in the driveway.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Family ties grow in garden

Family ties grow in garden

Andrea Rodriguez found gardening inspiration in an inexpensive greenhouse that covers the ground space of a two-person tent.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Growdown contest winners show wonderful ways to collect rainwater

Growdown contest winners show wonderful ways to collect rainwater

Landscape designer Maria Voris feels rainwater can be harvested anywhere, even in tiny spaces.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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UA Compost Cats contributes to greener living

UA Compost Cats contributes to greener living

Chester Philips and his crew of 10 University of Arizona student employees deal in the life cycle of dirt.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Succulents take a star turn at Sonoran X Conference

Succulents take a star turn at Sonoran X Conference

Some are born to plant nerdiness. Some have plant nerdiness thrust upon them.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bike Fest: Seed Library Bike-in Movie and Tour de Garden

Bike Fest: Seed Library Bike-in Movie and Tour de Garden

An upcoming Bike Fest Tucson event focuses on how gardens can grow more than vegetables; they can grow communities.

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An artful urban garden and desert views by design to be featured on Tucson Botanical Gardens tour April 12

An artful urban garden and desert views by design to be featured on Tucson Botanical Gardens tour April 12

John and Judy Murray say visitors have to be inside their Tucson Mountains-area home to fully appreciate their outdoor desert landscape.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cucumbers

Through trial and error, gardeners associated with Native Seeds/SEARCH have figured out that five heirloom and open-pollinated varieties of cucumbers do well in Tucson. All require direct sun and warm temperatures, so plant in the spring.

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More community needed for downtown gardening effort

More community needed for downtown gardening effort

Community gardening can mean more than growing vegetables. Some Pima County librarians are thinking outside the plot.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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What a difference four degrees make

What a difference four degrees make

What a difference 4 degrees make.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rails in the Garden Tour 2014

Rails in the Garden Tour 2014

“Thomas the Tank Engine,” about talking train cars in the English countryside, was Ryan MacCabe’s favorite childhood television show.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Volunteers needed to offer homes to birds

Volunteers needed to offer homes to birds

When the “kids” come by Will and Beth Russell’s Sabino Canyon-area home, they like to hang out in the tree.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Learn the best ways to grow citrus and deciduous fruit trees and shrubs

Learn the best ways to grow citrus and deciduous fruit trees and shrubs

South-side resident Paul Fimbres has been growing orange and tangerine trees for a few years but can’t seem to get a reliable crop every year.

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Cucumbers and more that will thrive locally in the New Year

Cucumbers and more that will thrive locally in the New Year

There are no Sonoran Desert natives among 2014’s “The Year of...” plants on which the National Garden Bureau Inc. focuses its publicity efforts for a year.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Time for the Christmas cholla

Time for the Christmas cholla

When it comes to Christmas cactus, you can literally go native.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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A guide to mesquite and palo verde trees

A guide to mesquite and palo verde trees

Arborist Angelo Romeo sees a lot of landscape mesquites and palo verdes that aren’t living to their full potential.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Gift ideas for the beginning gardner

Gift ideas for the beginning gardner

A beginning gardener has enough to learn without the pressure of possibly killing or ruining that holiday gift you spent money on.

November 27, 2013 5:30 pmLoading…
Local or invasive?

Local or invasive?

Mexican fan palm. Prickly pear. Ruby saltbush. Queen’s wreath. Do you know which ones are native and which are invasive?

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Near Sabino Canyon, clever backyard features catch the eye

Near Sabino Canyon, clever backyard features catch the eye

Landscape designer Paul Connolly hated the wooden utility pole that dominated the backyard view of his Sabino Canyon-area clients.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fall planting season means fall plant sales

Fall planting season means fall plant sales

Plant shoppers, fill the gas tank or charge the batteries. Reserve next weekend for fall plant sales.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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