Here’s a recipe for enjoying freshly harvested artichokes. Just make this easy dressing and dip in the artichoke leaves. Read Article
Artichoke plants provide a delicious harvest and also work as a striking visual in the garden. Read how to grown them and what to plant them with. Read Article
One August afternoon in 1996, my wife and I discovered that the several acres of Engelmann’s prickly pear (Opuntia engelmannii) growing neglected in a vacant lot behind our Tucson, Arizona, home were loaded with ripe fruit, known as tunas in Spanish.
When we began designing the Sonoran Desert garden around our new home, we had to answer the most fundamental desert-gardening question: How do I water my plants? Read Article
The ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) has become the darling of Southwestern gardeners shooting for a bold look. Read Article
When I think about what defines Southwest style in our gardens, I usually think about succulent plants with bold shapes, seasonal wildflowers, or rocky arroyos, but lately I’ve had my mind on a more mysterious garden element: the shrine. Read Article