Best Southwest Garden Blogs

​You may have dreamed of having a lush garden but if you live in the desert Southwest, you may wonder if it is really possible. Well it certainly is, and many experienced gardeners will tell you likewise. Through their blogs, these experienced gardeners share helpful tips on how to get that garden you have always dreamed of even if you live in the desert. Below is a list of the best garden blogs to follow if you live in the Southwest.


Top Southwest Garden Blogs

​AZ Plant Lady

AZ Plant Lady

Noelle Johnson knows from personal experience how important it is to choose the right type of plants for the kind of climate you live in. She has a degree in Urban Horticulture from Arizona State University and in 2004 she earned her ISA Certified Arborist certification. Through her blog, she will help you to “learn to to create beautiful, low-maintenance, drought tolerant landscapes in the desert Southwest”. Her simple, easy-to-understand guidelines will make your experience much easier.


Firesign Farm

Firesign Farm

Ever since she was a child, Sadge wanted to live like a real pioneer- living off of the land. Her dream came true after she married her husband Aries and together they have their own farm in northern Nevada. They have been so successful with their gardening that they very rarely buy any produce from the store. Sadge will teach you all the things you need to know to get your own garden going. She also has recipes using her produce as well as canning advice if you want to preserve your produce for later.


Rebecca’s Retreat

Rebecca’s Retreat

Rebecca started out taking pictures of beautiful plants but soon felt inspired to start her own garden. Based in Buda, Texas, Rebecca knows what it is like to take care of a garden through droughts. She will take you through her own journey of creating her retreat while sharing beautiful pictures along the way.


Central Texas Gardening

Central Texas Gardening

With a passion for ornamental horticulture, Bob Beyer loves learning about all types of plants and sharing this knowledge with others. He has been a Texas Master Gardener since 2001 and he has an Associate of Applied Science degree in horticulture. Bob will teach you everything you need to know about gardening, along with other tips like how to create a beautiful garden without spending big bucks.


Central Texas Horticulture

Central Texas Horticulture

Daphne Richards gives gardening advice and also informs you of gardening workshops you can attend where you can learn about different types of plants so that you know how to properly care for a garden. You can email Daphne your gardening questions. If you are not sure what a certain plant is, she will help you to identify it. When there is something wrong with your plants but you don’t know what the problem is, Daphne will help you to make a diagnosis.


Garden Inspire

Garden Inspire

As a garden coach, Buena Tomalino promises that she can help you grow organic fruits and vegetables no matter where you live. She has vast knowledge of how to grow herbs and has even written her own books about them. On her blog she also posts dates of her upcoming gardening classes where you can get tons of helpful tips.


Today’s Bouquet

Today’s Bouquet

If your dream is to create beautiful bouquets from the flowers in your garden, this is the blog to follow. Maya Bartolf finds her flower garden to be a “constant source of inspiration for her many muses”. She will teach you how to make gorgeous flower arrangements for every occasion.


Gardening In A Drought

Gardening in a Drought

Even though gardening in dry climates can be tricky, Teresa Odle knows how to keep it simple and will help you enjoy the process along the way. Starting out a garden in the Southwest is not easy, and sometimes you may want to give up,but Teresa will guide you through the strategies she uses to help you succeed. Even if you make mistakes along the way, she ensures that you can still turn those mistakes around for the positive.


My Gardener Says

My Gardener Says

A gardener since 1985, Tina Huckabee has learned how important it is to use low-maintenance plants that conserve water to reduce your workload. Her garden in Austin, Texas is a certified Monarch Waystation and Wildlife Habitat. She gardens for her own enjoyment and also for the benefit of wildlife. She wants to share with you how to make your garden beautiful and how to make it an attraction for nature’s critters.

Congratulations to these Southwest bloggers for their hard work to help new gardeners! If you are a new gardener yourself, check out these blogs to get the best advice on how to grow your own beautiful garden.

Naomi

Join me as I document my gardening journey and share my tips, tricks, and techniques on how to have a blast while growing the plants you love. I hope this resource can be a great reference for you!

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