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10 Truly Native Plants for Your Landscape

Native plants are often the gold standard for conscientious and efficient landscaping due to their natural adaptability to a region. What plants are truly native…

Citrus Recommended for the Tucson Area

Citrus can add an unexpected sweet touch to your Tucson yard. These long-lived trees can produce fruit for years, becoming a source of deliciousness and…

Designing an Outdoor Cactus Container

An outdoor cactus container can be a lovely accent for a porch or patio, a centerpiece for outdoor furniture, or a flexible focal point to…

Easy-Care Plants for Your Shaded Patio

Are you seeking the perfect plants to grace your shaded patio? Look no further. Green Things has you covered with our selection of robust, shade-tolerant…

Javelina – Resistant Plants for Your Yard

Javelinas can be true pests in the yard, digging up plants to eat the bulbs or roots, knocking over containers, rooting through the soil, and…

Mulching the Home Landscape

Mulching your landscape can do wonders for the appearance of your Tucson home. When it comes to choosing a type of mulch, organic or inorganic,…

Planting Shrubs and Trees Year-Round

Trees and shrubs are staples of any landscape but must be planted properly to ensure lush, healthy growth. Planting trees and shrubs in Tucson can…

Poinsettia Care Throughout the Year

Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a poinsettia! This traditional sign of the season is popular from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day for holiday decorating and…

Protecting Our Pollinators

As Arizona residents, we have the privilege of enjoying beautiful desert scenery and biodiversity that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. But we…

Growing Deciduous Fruit Trees in the Desert

Deciduous fruit trees can be a delicious addition to your Tucson landscape, bringing beauty and tastiness to the yard. Not all fruit trees will grow…

Tomatoes: Common pest and disease problems

As a Tucson vegetable gardener, you’re in luck because it’s the perfect time to start thinking about and growing your tomatoes! Little is as satisfying…

Top 10 Cactus Landscaping Choices

Cacti are a natural choice for Tucson’s desert climate, and there are many attractive varieties to choose from with different shapes, sizes, and even colors….

Top 10 Trees for Tucson Landscapes

Trees are a critical component of the home landscape, providing not only beauty as focal points in a well-designed yard but also serving practical purposes…

Top 10 Vines & Wall Coverings for the Home Landscape

Growing vines in the Tucson, Arizona home landscape not only adds a touch of beauty and charm but also serves practical purposes. Vines have been…

The Organic Garden: Herbs as Companion Plants

Are you a home gardener looking for ways to build an organic garden full of lush, healthy veggie plants? Have you ever thought about using…