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Your place to ask questions about the best plants to put in your backyard, how to save water and how to grow your garden!

 

Profile photo: Cactus flowers bloom. Photo by Francoise Hradsky

Banner photo: A colorful mix of Texas Rangers, tall grass, a pair of Saguaros, Bird of Paradise in the Santa Cruz Valley.

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Pretty surprised to find this on a street near my n'hood

It's a saguaro — we have lots of them in Rancho Sahuarita — but what were those things growing out of the side of it? Weren't they supposed to be on top? I took some photos and started looking into it. 

The UA Cooperative Extension bent over backward to remind me again and again — your cactus isn't going to die! So please don't spread that rumor. But it is stressing out. 

https://www.gvnews.com/news/all-those-blooms-on-your-saguaro-theres-a-reason/article_4905e974-bd5d-11eb-bc3e-d358b9eb53fe.html

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Incredible agave in Green Valley!

Check this out — from Sandy and Phil LaVoi. That's Sandy, and she's five-foot-seven. So, I'd guess this agave is well over 20 feet! It's on Camino del Portillo about eight blocks south of Esperanza Boulevard. 
Check this out — from Sandy and Phil LaVoi. That's Sandy, and she's five-foot-seven. So, I'd guess this agave is well over 20 feet! It's on Camino del Portillo about eight blocks south of Esperanza Boulevard. 
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Newbies

(Originally posted on November 21, 2020)

So we are new to GV this winter and are the happy owners of a beautifully landscaped home. Any suggestions on who to talk with about desert gardening and what to plant, or where to shop for the best quality flowers? Thanks 

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Welcome to Green Valley

(Originally posted on November 27, 2020)

Welome to Green Valley.  You are going to love it here!  We were fortunate to meet Joe Frawley, the cactus man.  Joe lives in Tuson and owns the Desert Bloom Botanical Center loated in the Green Valley Mall parking lot by El Rodeo the Mexican Restaurant.  Joe has lots of pots, and plants and many more plants at home.  He is very knowledgeable about plants in the area.  We purchased several plants from him and hired him to bring them to the house and plant them for us.  You'll love Joe.  His number is 520 490-5548 or 520-490-2477 cactusjoef@yahoo.com.  Judy Zimmerman