The Potted Desert View

The Potted Desert View
This blog is for you, the native or transplanted desert dweller. Our harsh and varied desert climates continually present a challenge for gardeners. Those of you who have moved from a colder climate such as the mid-west or New England, you have most likely tried to find container gardening information that tells you how to grow the kind of garden like you had 'back home.'

Search here to find answers to your potted garden questions.

Friday, April 29, 2011

We will be living in a hair dryer!!

Happy Friday! We have a wind alert for today with high temperatures. Be sure to water your pots well this morning to serve as ballast and to protect your plants from drying out in the wind and heat. One of my colleagues, Marion Hook from @Adobe Rose Inn said yesterday, “Like we will be living in a hair dryer!!” Well put Marion!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A super–surgence of spring blooms!

Here we are in the 90 degree range and the topic out there is still the Big Freeze! Have you seen this year’s cactus flowers, the roses and how many plants that did survive are coming back stronger than ever?!! I think we all need some rejuvenation and that is what the freeze has done. I am sorry for our losses but get out there and enjoy the new growth and ‘super – surgence’ of spring blooms!!’