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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.
My pluot tree is an amazing part of my garden.
Your yard is an ecosystem . . . Norm talks about letting nature take its course with Aphids
Norm Schilling has two plants to consider for your yard, if you’re willing to go a little further to find them first.
Norm has hope if your yard is blooming weeds.
Whether they showcase art, light, space, or eclectic finds, these four homes celebrate their owners’ passions and pastimes.
With Spring underway, Norm Schilling has his usual tips for what to do, and what to leave alone.
I love planning my garden. Every year, I have to try something new, whether it be a different color of cabbage, or perhaps something I’ve never eaten before.
From rabbits to nematodes, it can take some effort to keep a garden pest free. Here’s Dr. Angela O’Callaghan with Desert Bloom.
Norm continues with advice on a thorny yard issue – in part two of our look at pruning cacti.
Yes, you can prune your cacti without injuring yourself, Norm Schilling says