Category Archives : Desert Gardening


How to Plant & Care for Ocotillo Plants

I love Fouquieria splendens (ocotillo), they are my favorite desert plant.  Also referred to as coachwhip, candlewood, slimwood, desert coral, Jacob’s staff, Jacob cactus, and vine cactus, it is a plant indigenous to the Sonoran Desert and Chihuahuan Desert in the Southwestern United States (southern California, southern Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas), and northern Mexico. […]


How to Plant a Container Herb Garden

No Room to Dig? Pot Up a Delicious Herb Container Garden. Difficulty: Beginner Duration: Less than 1 hour How to Plant a Container Herb Garden  Have no yard? Don’t despair you can learn how to plant a container Herb Garden. The beauty of growing in containers is you can put your herbs anywhere — a […]


How to Plant Succulents

How to Plant Succulents Difficulty: Beginner Duration: Less than 1 hour Succulents are popular for many reasons. They need little water and are easy to grow anywhere and it is easy to learn how to plant Succulents. If you’re busy, travel frequently or are guilty of a little neglect, succulents are for you. There’s only […]