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Even though we are in the depths of winter, its perfect weather for enjoying our gardens.

Norm Schilling has developed a renewed appreciation for the red yucca, one of the most often-used plants in the desert landscapes.

The red yucca is immune to pest-damage and makes a perfect hummingbird feeder. The giant sword flower works well for blocking unsightly views.

YuccaRed Yucca hesperaloe parviflora - Norm with the two Yuccas he recommends.

Giant Sword flowerGiant Sword flower hesperaloe funifera - this is the full size that can be used to screen.

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