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Plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio... it repels mosquitoes and it grows  tall

Plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio... it repels mosquitoes and it grows tall - rugged life

Plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio… it repels mosquitoes and it grows tall

Desert vines

New Use for Vines - Ramblings from a Desert Garden

I love using vines in the garden. I have pink bower vine growing in my entry, purple lilac vine growing up the walls in my back garden and pink trumpet vine by my vegetable garden. But, did you know that you can grow some vines as a groundcover? Purple Lilac Vine (Hardenbergia violaceae) Years ago, […]

purple lilac vine for the southwest

A Lilac for the Desert? Another Great Lesser-Known Plant to Try - Ramblings from a Desert Garden

Do you love the color and shape of lilacs? While lilacs don't grow in the desert, we do have a plant that may just be right for you - purple lilac vine!

desert garden vines

Landscape + Garden - Phoenix Home & Garden

Colorful climbers for the desert garden.

illustration of types of landscape lighting

All About Landscape Lighting

Our experts share how to light the outside of your house, from selecting the best outdoor lights to setting them up.

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Trees around a pool...type recommendations and distance? (houses, landscaping) - Phoenix area - Arizona (AZ) - City-Data Forum

Trees around a pool...type recommendations and distance? (houses, landscaping) - Phoenix area - Arizona (AZ)

Now that our pool is getting near completion, we've started to think about planting 4 trees in the backyard (along with other landscaping). Because of

Desert trees - for around pools?

A Wonderful Dilemma.... - Ramblings from a Desert Garden

Looking for a tree for your low desert garden? Join me as I go through a list of trees, discussing their positives & negative attributes.

Desert Poolside Trees

Laguna Dirt photos outside a landscape architect's office in Laguna, CA ~ amazing...love the succulent spillers on the roof, too

Keep It Simple, Stupid

The simple, modernist patio of a local architect firm and landscape designers' office in Laguna Beach.

desert trees

A Wonderful Dilemma....Part 2 - Ramblings from a Desert Garden

I mentioned earlier this week about our beautiful Palo Verde tree that fell victim to the high winds of a monsoon storm. As sad as I was for the loss of my tree, I began to realize that I would now have to choose a replacement. Now I don’t know about you, but I just […]

design rules

Steps Towards Curing the Garden Blahs....Where to Place Plants? - Ramblings from a Desert Garden

I have been looking forward to writing this next installment because I am passionate about garden design. I had planned to post this yesterday, but, as sometimes happens, ‘life’ interrupted. Yesterday, we received a call from the school principal (never a good thing). In fact, I would love to hear from someone who has ever […]

Arizona Landscape more ideas

Arizona Landscape more ideas

Xeriscape resources and help

Desert Landscaping Ideas - Landscaping Network

Get desert landscaping design ideas. Learn xeriscape principles and get help selecting the right plants, paving, furniture and more for a desert garden.

Arizona Xeriscaping

xeriscape design

Striking Arizona Xeriscaping Landscaping

Xeriscaping Landscaping: Design to Frame Your Arizona Home

Design for xeriscaping landscaping must do far more than just add color to your yard. Understanding the true function of landscape design will help you chose the right Phoenix or Peoria, AZ landscapers.