Gardening in the Southwest

Gardening in the Southwest has so much to offer. 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. Enjoy the beautiful selections that draw birds and butterflies to your yard, and you'll appreciate the edibles you can grow, harvest, and eat in your southwestern garden.

A Garden You Can Live In

This Texas garden is made for relaxing with plenty of outdoor living options, including a comfy deck and patio.
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Low-Maintenance Perennials for the Desert Southwest

Beloved, hardy, low-maintenance garden plants are the best friend-makers a gardener can grow.
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September Tips: The Desert Southwest

Sharpen your spades and start preparing for a flurry of planting.
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April Tips: The Desert Southwest

The garden season is in full swing. Grab your gloves and enjoy the chores -- heat will arrive soon! Don't miss these April gardening tips for the Southwest.
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More Gardening in the Southwest

Easy-Care Desert Landscaping Ideas

Get helpful tips and tricks from a professional landscape designer the desert.
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8 Steps to a Water-Wise Garden

With many parts of the country under drought restrictions, this flowery garden leads by example and shows how low water can still produce high color.
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March Gardening Tips for the Southwest

Spring isn't far off. This month it's time to tend to spring garden chores and enjoy the early season's bounty.