In the interest of proving to you that I'm not looking at the plant world through rose-colored glasses, I decided to feature a Mojave Desert native plant that I absolutely hate. It is a complete and utter asshole that should be given dirty looks and a wide swath any time you come across it.
In response to a request by a very patient reader in the comments section awhile back, I’m finally putting together a list of nice little groundcovers for full sun in Las Vegas. And by full sun I mean full freakin’ sun, guys. Think high-noon-on-the-Fourth-of-July-and-planted-in-decorative-rock full sun. Some stay green and some go down for
Do you fully appreciate the natural beauty of the Mojave Desert? I only ask because I don't think I really do.
I've traveled around a little bit and seen some really pretty places, but the desert is so much more than pretty to my eyes. It's more sort of magnificent if you know what I mean.
A tribute to one very special Joshua Tree
Is any other symbol of the Mojave Desert as instantly recognizable as the Joshua tree? They're arguably one of the most otherworldly elements of a landscape that's actually played other planets in the movies. And that, combined with the fact that they grow pretty much here and
Got a shady spot where nothing seems to bloom? Try these winter flowers for bright color in areas that don't get a lot of sunlight.
Zonal Geraniums (Pelargonium hortorum)
2’- 3’ high and wide
You simply can’t go wrong with zonal geraniums in Vegas. Put them in a spot where they’ll get a little morning sun and
Looking for some cheery winter flowers for a spot that gets full sun? These flowers will give you beautiful blooms throughout the winter months!
Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus)
Standard varieties grow 12”- 18” H
Dwarf varieties grow 6” – 8” H
If you want long-lasting color for the Vegas climate, go for the snapdragons! Put these flower in as soon as
Looking for plants that smell like chocolate and grow in Las Vegas? Here’s a list of plants that’ll give you the sweet aroma of chocolate in your yard or in your home!
Chocolate cosmos (Cosmos atrosanguineus) is a pretty little perennial with cocoa-colored flowers that offer a subtle chocolate fragrance when the blooms first open.
Ok, they’re not people, but they certainly have a lot more in common with humans than most of us realize. I know it sounds sort of New Age-y, but the fact of the matter is that plants are living things and as such, there are some things they do that are more than a
If you read the last post I wrote extolling the virtues of planting in the fall, it may seem that October is the only time to do any gardening, but the truth is, it’s not quite as simple as that. There are a few trees and shrubs that would prefer spring planting in Las