When thinking about your garden and landscape, it's common to want to grow and enjoy plants that you are accustomed to. Either from where you most recently lived, or from where you grew up. We all have that nostalgia for a familiar landscape.
But, one of the most frequent questions I hear from newcomers to the Prescott, AZ area is that they struggle with finding the appropriate plants that will not only grow, but thrive and become well established without a lot of fuss.
One of the core refence tools for gardeners and landscape design, is known as the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones. There is also an index by Sunset Magazine, and then there are climate and heat tolerance zones as well. Lot's of different indicators that can be helpful, but for this post I am going to focus on the USDA Hardiness Zones.
My advise: Know and embrace your garden zone!
Keep reading for all the details.
Quick post here!...
I had an almost 100 year old cracked retaining wall along the sidewalk.
So, about 3 years ago, I planted about 90 plugs - of 3 different creepers and trailing plants to mask the state of the wall.
One of those was Hardy Plumbago, which has settled in nicely, and while it's gorgeous all year, it really shines in the autumn.
And it is doing it's job to help us all ignore the old wall.
Here's a quick little video to give you a feel. Enjoy.
Thanks for checking this out. Let me know what you think!
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I've got a whole lot of garden and landscape articles and inspiration for you here: Garden.
Our biggest motivation is always to meet and exceed the needs of our wonderful clients.
We get almost all of our business through referrals from happy customers and colleagues, and choose to keep it that way. And this allows us to keep our pricing more competitive without having to cover advertising overhead.
But I gotta say, getting recognition is pretty cool, especially when it's not something we pursued.
Bend low again, night of summer stars.
From Smoke and Steel, by Carl Sandburg, 1920.
However you celebrate, be sure it's outdoors and slow down to really observe and find the beauty all around you. Let me know in the comments below what you think about this sweet poem and what you did to celebrate!
Tomorrow is International Picnic Day, not that we need a special holiday to make a picnic worthy of celebrating.
And since we want to share time with Dad on Sunday, I think we should all spend the day outside with our family and friends enjoying a picnic. There's nothing that sounds bad about that, right? Consider that aside from some well-earned downtime, there are health and general wellness benefits too!!
Keep reading to see my list of local Prescott picnic-worthy spots.
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