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Sun-Loving Summer Container Plants - 3 different pots containing a wide variety of plants and flowers

New Summer Container Plant Recipes

Looking for some beautiful, full-sun container plants? We've got three great plant recipes to choose from that all do well in the sun!


A javelina near a cactus, a pink manzanita, javelina near a house, and pink vinca.

How To Effectively Deter Javelina

Javelina may be cute, but their impacts on your landscape sure aren't! As an Arizona resident, you have likely already experienced issues with javelinas tearing up your yard or garden at least once or twice. This blog covers the best practices for keeping these hog-like critters at bay!


Pink Bougainvillea, a storm in the desert, a Texas Mountain Laurel, and a plant being pruned.

Gardening Tips for Monsoon Season

Who Says Plants Can't Thrive During an Arizona Summer? Monsoon Season Monsoon season in Arizona begins June 15 and ends September 30. Learn how you can help protect your plants and even plant new ones!


Peach Salsa, a mint mojito slushie, a corn, tomatoe and feta salad, and a strawberry and pineapple punch.

Refreshing Food and Drinks to Make in 10 Minutes or Less

Nobody wants to spend the day over a hot stove when the weather is scorching hot. Having some fresh, flavorful, cool-down recipes are perfect for outdoor entertaining and summer get-togethers or just lazy nights on the patio.


A tidy desert backyard with plants, seating and a BBQ, and a closeup of a scorpion on a rock.

How To Prevent Scorpions In Your Arizona Garden

Scorpions occupy all kinds of landscape spaces, and your beautiful garden and home are no place for them. While scorpion species found in AZ vary in their toxicity, only the bark scorpion is regarded as life-threatening. Follow these scorpion repellent practices to protect your home from scorpions!