As soon as a house is built, the microclimate of its landscape is created. The landscape enhances this created microclimate. How the landscape is created can enhance or distract from this microclimate.
There are many plants to choose from when landscaping your home. But which will perform best in Las Vegas? How and where should they be grown in your yard?
The dunes, thought to be 10,000 years old, offer a remote adventure with quiet beauty.
It’s a good idea in our climate to delay the final pruning of wine grapes and table grapes until freezing, dry and windy weather has passed.
Sunset Park is a hospitable spot for critters in an otherwise harsh environment, and an open-air escape for people that nurtures an appreciation of wildlife and history.
Final pruning of fruit trees for less-experienced pruners is best delayed until flowers appear. It’s a lot easier to see where fruit will be produced when actual flowers are seen.
Flora and fauna found in the Sonoran Desert is vastly different from those in the Mojave.
This winter, the valley hasn’t had any freezing temperatures at lower elevations. But let’s not forget about chilling injury (damage occurring somewhere around 50 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit) in new growth and fruits of tropical plants like tomatoes.
Early winter is the Grand Canyon’s quietest, yet perhaps prettiest, time to visit. Most people visit the park in the more crowded warmer months.
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal spot to enjoy a winter’s day outside, especially when winds are light and the sun is bright.
The bottle tree you are buying from the nursery — Brachychiton populneum — is not really a bottle tree at all. The true bottle tree (B. ruprestis) is very different from the nursery version because its trunk is truly shaped like a bottle. I
Even the youngest children can learn to love the outdoors. Here are some tips for parents.
There is a trend of growing plants that take a lot of care to flourish in the desert. These include tropical or subtropical plants. Some of these plants grow better in the desert than others.