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Landscape Design

Stunning, water-smart gardens don’t just happen — they’re planned.

Our guides on intelligent landscape design will help you place plants for optimal visual impact, use water resources wisely, choose the right plant for the right place, and put your unique mark on your property. Turn your place into an eco-oasis!

Allelopathy and the Science of Companion Planting

Garden Design

How ryegrass and other allelopathic plants can cut weeds and boost fertility.

Beauty Bark or Living Ground Cover?

Compost & Soil

We love mulch, but why not fill empty space with something green and living?

Accidental Garden, Natural Beauty

Landscape Design

Xeric and natural landscapes ask, "What is a garden for?"

Landscape Plants For Year-Round Beauty

Landscape Design

Choosing the best plants, flowers for garden beds and borders.

Summer Flowers For Color

Flower Gardens

Here's how to keep beautiful annual and perennial flowers blooming in your garden all season long.

Xeric Landscapes, Works of Art


The new botanical garden located in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a combination of artful design and xeric plants.

Water Saving Tips for Gardens


How to conserve water while making sure your vegetable garden gets what it needs.

Lovin' Daisies

Container Gardens

How to grow all kinds of daisies in the garden or in pots.

Principles of Xeriscape Design

Landscape Design

Ideas and techniques for low water landscapes and water-wise gardening.

Lawns . . . Or No-Mow Yards?

Ground Cover

There are any number of lawn alternatives that require less work and water than grass.

Drought and the Home Garden


Preparing for dry conditions this growing season will go along way towards reducing your losses as well as you water bill.

Garden Planning: Form and Function

Garden Calendar

Plan and design your best gardens ever. We offer tips and ideas to help you get started.