Gardening in the Southwest

There's so much to love about gardening in the Desert Southwest: the colorful plants and amazing variety of foliage, to name just two. But gardening in the Desert Southwest also has its challenges, which is why we put together this guide to help you create a beautiful, easy-to-maintain landscape. Start with plants that are resilient to deer, so you don't have to worry about wildlife devastating your flowerbeds. Or choose tough growers that have already adapted to the climate of the Desert Southwest. Try 15 great native plants and even more no-fail perennials that are beautiful, too. You'll enjoy taking a tour of a Desert Southwest garden in Texas, with lots of outdoor living spaces that are made for family and friends. If you're new to gardening in the Desert Southwest, use these woody plants and fragrant flowers adapted to the arid climate to help find balance with the limited water supply. You'll also enjoy the beautiful selections that draw birds and butterflies to your yard, and you'll appreciate the edibles you can grow, harvest, and eat. Use our month-by-month calendar to make your garden tasks easier to manage.

Add low-maintenance beauty to your yard with these tough Southwestern plants.

Beloved, hardy, low-maintenance pass-along plants are the best friend-makers a...

Get helpful tips and tricks from a professional landscape designer the desert.

Select these flowering shrubs for Southwestern yards and you're sure to be...

This Texas garden is made for relaxing with plenty of outdoor living options,...

Use these classic plants to bring welcome fragrance to your southwestern garden.

Pick these beautiful varieties if deer are a problem in your area.

Texas has eight different landscaping regions that range in temperature,...

What's the secret to growing beautiful, healthy roses? Picking the right...

Plant these desert-hardy trees and enjoy garden-fresh fruit in the Southwest.

Growing a lawn in the Desert Southwest can be a challenge. Here's a seasonal...

Live in an arid region and yearn for a lovely landscape? Stick with desert...

Welcome desert birds to your garden with these colorful plants.

Monsoon rains have evaporated, followed by drier air and cooler nights....

Creating desert landscapes in arid climates is a challenge only if you're...

Use these woody plants to bring vibrant color to Southwest gardens.

Add a burst of fall color to southwestern gardens with these striking trees an...

With a little research and careful plant selection, you can make a success out...

This is the month to start putting the garden to bed, but don't despair....

When it comes to heat-tolerant plants, gardeners in the Southwest are experts....

Attract a variety of butterflies to your southwestern garden with these...

Sharpen your spades and start preparing for a flurry of planting.

Grab a little time this month in the morning breeze to water, trim spent bloom...

Welcome spring to your Southwest garden with these stunning early bloomers.

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