Browsing animals and new spring transplants are a bad combination. Nothing is more annoying than going out the morning after the previous day’s labor of planting, only to find all your plants bitten off at the soil line. The lesson here is that it’s important to understand that deer and rabbit resistant plants need some initial protection from our hoofed neighbors after planting. Experience has shown me that deer and rabbit resistant plants generally don’t come that way from
Yucca Fruit is for the Birds With declining bird populations in the news, it's interesting to learn about how our native Yuccas have co-evolved with local birds. David discusses this process while hiking in the foothills of Santa Fe.
Fall is Here and It's Time to be Out in the Garden Fall is a magical time in the garden. Now is the time to plant, to feed the soil and thicken up the mulch layer around your plants. And the mild weather is perfect for finishing all our gardening "to do" list and tuck in our gardens for winter. We had a wonderfully moist winter and spring, followed by a hot summer with sporadic monsoon rains. Predictions are calling for a moister fall and mild winter temperatures. Fall offici