Plant of the Week

Red Rocket Crape Myrtle

crape myrtle Red RocketThese tall shrubs are stunning and in full rocket red bloom. One of the truest reds you can find on any shrub. The show begins in spring with bronzy new leaves, maturing to dark green, followed by these masses of brilliant red flowers they finally showy purple foliage through autumn all for under.

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KEN LAIN
Featured columnist for The Daily Courier
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Recent Articles

“Welcome Back” to The First Days of Fall Gardening

I am one of those guys who embrace cooler temperatures, autumn light, dropping leaves, and the musky, earthy smells that are synonymous with fall. However, it’s interesting that folks who recently relocated to the area from the sub-tropical climates of southern California and low-lying deserts can be shocked by this seasonal transition. They truly are surprised to witness a seasonal … Continue reading

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Vote-4-U Photo Contest Results

Congratulations to our top 5 winners of our Vote-4-U Photo Contest! A special thank you to all of the entrants of our photo contest – all of the submissions were outstanding.  For those of you who did not win this time, check back for our next contest! #1 Grateful Harvest ~ Linda C. #2 Gorgeous Gerbera ~ Judy M. Wysteria! ~ Elaine … Continue reading

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Blesses and Stresses of Rain

Traditionally, by the end of September we slip out of the monsoonal pattern and back to our normal, “spotty” rain cycles. However, this year’s overabundant rains have made the next four weeks critical for gardeners. This is the season plants are most ‘talkative’, and you should get to know their “language”. Although October through November is our normal period for … Continue reading

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Quaking or Dancing – it’s Still an Aspen

“H-O-T” is the only word to describe our homes’ west walls during the afternoon hours in Arizona! That baking sun can roast western walls and send air conditioning bills skyrocketing. Best at coping with a western exposure are tall deciduous trees. Every spring, their fresh new leaves create much-needed shade from that afternoon fireball. Because they lose their leaves in … Continue reading

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Fall Flowers Decorate Watters

Our part of the country is celebrated for its mild four-season climate, but gardeners new to the region often don’t realize just how nice it really is: Gardens can be coaxed into bloom most months of the year! Strategic planting of early winter bloomers can keep flower color in the yard right into next year. By the end of October … Continue reading

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