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Most of us don’t have big acreage for our gardens. That’s why we try to pack so much into them.
Here in the great American Southwest, we have an amazing set of growing conditions, as I mentioned to a family member who lives in way upstate New York.
Spring is ending, and we all know summer heat is coming soon. We're sort of in the brunch of spring and summer, so is it too late to plant tomatoes? What about lettuce?
If you've thought about adding some 'desert natives' to your lawn or garden, there are some choices that don't include thorns. More
For a splash of color in your garden, check out Gazanias.
The USDA offers suggestions for a healthy diet. But how much of that can you grow at home?
A veggie garden can add a splash of color to your landscape.
When the soil is frozen solid in other parts of the country, our soil isn’t. Now there are times when the soil in our area is just so hard to dig that it might as well be frozen.
When it comes to Halloween-themed plants, there are some devilish choices.
Even though we're still in triple digits in Southern Nevada, it's not too soon to start thinking about a fall garden. More about that ahead on Desert Bloom.
Replacing your lawn with rocks is one idea, but there are some colorful alternatives.
Many plants in your garden are certainly not fans of our hot summers. But there are some notable exceptions.
There's one desert shrub that's fuzzy, colorful, and a popular hangout for butterflies. Here's Dr. Angela O'Callaghan.
When I talk to people from other parts of the country about living in a “desert”, the first thing they usually mention is how hot they imagine it would be. We Mojave dwellers really do know better
Mulch can be made of many things - and will be very much appreciated by your plants. Here's Dr. Angela O'Callaghan.
We all have weird things in our homes. Here are some of ours, discovered anew during lockdown.
From resilience to flowers, the pomegranate tree has a lot to offer.
Here's a glimpse of the Desert Companion team's WFH spaces -- and the tools and tchotchkes that help us get things done and have fun doing it.
Some people might think it’s a bit early to start talking about spring, and cool season planting, but this is Southern Nevada, where the seasons have their own peculiar ways of doing things.
The '12 Days of Christmas’ takes on a botanical theme.
When the Halloween season rolls around, my entire neighborhood is festooned with spider webs, witches hanging in front of windows, and pumpkins all over the place.
Much as I love summer, with its sun filled hundred and ten degree-days, it’s a nice break when temperatures drop into the 90s.
Norm Schilling has some ideas for low maintenance plans suited to our kind of summer.
Cracks in your pool deck or walls? Likely not an earthquake – just bad planning. Norm Schilling talks about the downside of his state champion tree .
The heat of summer is here. For gardeners, the Southern Nevada heat is of particular concern.