Native Plants that Attract Birds

Native Plants that Attract Birds

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If you have CC Sunscreens on your Arizona home, you know what it feels like to live in comfort even when summer temperatures turn up the heat. Finding stylish and cooling shade isn’t just a human desire, our desert fauna has adapted itself to find nature’s sunscreens…and you can help. Planting trees, shrubs, cacti and flowers that wildlife like birds …

Three Short Trips in the Sonoran Desert

Three Short Trips in the Sonoran Desert

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The Sonoran Desert is an arid region covering approximately 100,000 square miles in southwestern Arizona and southeastern California, as well as most of Baja California and the western half of the state of Sonora, Mexico. Warm winters attract tourists to Sonora Desert resorts in Palm Springs, California, Tucson, and Phoenix, Arizona. It’s the hottest desert in Mexico and the second …

New Year's Resolutions for Your Home

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

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Each New Year arrives, brimming with possibilities of what we can achieve with a brand-new start. Promises and resolutions are abundant.  Now that January has rolled around, you must be really looking forward to not only a great new year but also a new decade. Your home is one of the places people in general spend the most time.  If …

Year-Round Tips for Sun Protection

Year-Round Tips for Sun Protection

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Understanding the basics about UV radiation and how it damages your skin is an important first step in learning how to safeguard yourself against skin cancer. The good news is that the danger posed by UV radiation can be greatly reduced by you! Yes, you can still enjoy outdoor activities while limiting your skin cancer risk by taking simple, smart …

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Tips for First Time Home-Buyers

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Buying that first house can be so exciting, exhilarating and fun! It can also be daunting, time-consuming and most importantly overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin. Here is a couple of tips to get you ahead of the curve and get you into your dream home that will hopefully be the forever home you always imagined yourself in. …

The desert is one of the most unforgiving areas on the planet – it receives minimal rainfall, and only a few creatures survive this hostile ecosystem. In the United States, many cities and communities are built in a desert climate, and with the technological advancement experienced through the years, people can build a thriving garden home to many plant species. The unforgiving condition experienced in a desert climate can be bypassed by different strategies perfected by those who live in these areas. If you wanted to tend a garden in an area with a desert climate, you should follow these steps and see how your garden would grow. Understanding the Desert Climate The desert climate can be described as an area when the heat is intense during the day or the summer season. At night or during the winter season, the opposite happens – it becomes extremely cold. It might sound impossible for delicate plants and flowers to grow in this type of ecosystem, but it is possible. There are species made to survive in these harsh climates, and if you wanted to build a garden on a desert climate, you need to take note of these plants and start looking for them. Aside from the beauty that these plants exhibit, they are also a great food source for insects and birds, like the hummingbird. What are the plants that you can keep on a garden situated on a desert climate? Firecracker Penstemon This plant is native to the southwestern portion of Colorado. It also thrives in the states of Utah, Arizona, and California. This plant is suitable for those who live in the desert climate because it can survive extreme temperatures and hostile environmental conditions. The orange and red spikes that are growing out of this plant provide a striking contrast to the bland winter landscape in the desert. These plants also serve as food for insects and birds. If you managed to get this plant and placed it in your garden, remember that it will look better if paired with yellow-colored flowers. The combination will result in a better garden contrast. Remember to plant it in full sun. It can also grow in areas with partial shade. Parry's Agave There are many species of agave, but Parry’s agave is the best when it comes to a desert garden. The plant is medium-sized, ranging from two to three feet long. One of the reasons why many garden owners choose this plant is because of its unusual color. The Truncata variety of Parry’s Agave is one of the most popular ones because it displays a nice hue of gray-blue leaves, and its thorns display a maroon color. It can survive areas with extreme temperatures, and it looks great on any garden in the desert areas of the United States. Damianita This flower is native to the desert areas of Chihuahua, Mexico. Many people opt to get this plant for their desert garden because of its ability to survive in extreme temperatures. Areas that receive a full amount of sunlight and a well-drained soil make the perfect thriving areas for Damianita. Ocotillo This flower can be seen thriving in the desert areas of the Southern United States and Northern Mexico. It is suited for the desert environment, and it can survive extreme temperatures. The flowers, which are vermillion in color, provide nectar for insects and birds. It will thrive in areas receiving a full amount of sunlight. Texas Ranger Native in Southwest Texas, this plant’s most impressive feature is its flowering shrub. Many people who pass by the Texan desert would stop for a while to witness the beauty of these flowers as it covers the barren landscape. Many people are expecting its response to the first rainfalls of the year, and the amount of humidity in the air affects the growth of the plants. It can grow up to six feet Conclusion When considering the best flowers for your desert garden, you should also look at the soil type in the area. Soil is an important element when growing a garden, and if there are only a few organic matters present in the soil, try to make compost and to help the plants grow. You should also water the plants regularly, and if possible, use a 3-inch mulch to keep the moisture that the plants will use.

Native Plants for Your Desert Garden

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The desert is one of the most unforgiving areas on the planet – it receives minimal rainfall, and only a few creatures survive this hostile ecosystem. In the United States, many cities and communities are built in a desert climate, and with the technological advancement experienced through the years, people can build a thriving garden home to many plant species. …

The Importance of Desert Pollinators

The Importance of Desert Pollinators

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Pollinators are animals that move a plant’s pollen from the male parts to the female parts causing fertilization. Pollinators range in species including insects, vertebrates, birds, and even mammals. Pollinators are responsible for the pollination of most of the Earth’s flowering plants. Over the past decades, researchers have become more and more alarmed at the declining pollinator populations. The decline …

Energy Saving Tips for Winter

Energy Saving Tips for Winter

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Frosty weather can leave us running to turn on the heater full blast. Then we get in the electricity bill reflecting that full blast price. We’ve got some tips and tricks that’ll help you lower your energy bills this Winter. Use The Sunshine Even though it’s not hot outside, the sun is still shining. Take advantage of the sun’s natural …

Preparing Your Garden for the Desert Winter

Preparing Your Garden for the Desert Winter

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The desert climate is one of the harshest climate systems on the planet. In the United States, a lot of deserts can be found in our part of the country. Surprisingly, technology helped people to adapt to this type of climate, enabling them to live in the desert. Phoenix and Las Vegas are two of the best examples of settlements …

Fun Facts about Glendale, AZ

Fun Facts about Glendale, AZ

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How well do you know Glendale, Arizona? Located a stone’s throw from Phoenix, Arizona, Glendale has made its own mark on the region since it was established in the late 1800s. From antiques to the Super Bowl, from ostriches to chocolates, Glendale has something for everyone. No Drinks Allowed In the 1890s, nightlife in Glendale was a far cry from …