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.

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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.
Low-Maintenance Perennials for the Desert Southwest
Beloved, hardy, low-maintenance garden plants are the best friend-makers a gardener can grow.
15 Great Native Plants for Southwestern Gardens
Add low-maintenance beauty to your yard with these tough Southwestern plants.
September Tips: The Desert Southwest
Sharpen your spades and start preparing for a flurry of planting.
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.
May Gardening Tips for the Desert Southwest
Enjoy the garden this month -- before summer heat arrives. Use our checklist to make the most of your gardening hours.
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December Gardening Tips for the Desert Southwest
Welcome winter with festive greenery and garden-theme holiday decor. Garden chores also beckon to close out the year.
Best Fragrant Flowers for the Desert Southwest
Use these classic plants to bring welcome fragrance to your southwestern garden.
November Gardening Tips for the Desert Southwest

This is the month to start putting the garden to bed, but don't despair. There's plenty of color to savor and still time to plant winter annuals.