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When it comes to conifers, the delight is in the details. 
Jim Martinez has been creating water-wise, environmentally friendly gardens in Dallas and Marfa, Texas for more than 30 years. He picks seven of his favorite plants to grow in desert regions, including Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
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As any kitchen gardener knows, you can't beat a salad made of greens picked the same day. Mike Madison, a California farmer, writes about the ease with which most of us can grow salad greens: "Lettuce breeding is all about color and form. The loose-leaf lettuces in particular have wonderful leaf shapes. Some appear to have been designed by Picasso, others by Matisse."
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Lured by pelargoniums? Here's how to care for them.
Four shade-friendly plants that thrive in Los Angeles and that add color and texture to the garden.
In celebration of Earth Day, we’re recycling our favorite articles on water-wise garden design. This collection of eco-friendly articles includes information about plants that are drought-tolerant yet still add color and texture to the garden, and ideas for arranging environmentally-conscious plants into your design. 
Related Topics: Grow | Desert | Eco-friendly | Plant guide | water wise
Recent discoveries show that plant roots do much more than carry food and water upward; our notes from the underground talk about the latest discoveries in root science and discoveries. Or as Michele Owens writes "plant roots are arguably the Huffington Posts of the [plant] realm—aggregating the players, reacting to the news, and shaping the conversation to benefit themselves."
Related Topics: Ideas | Brown | Plant guide | plants | roots | science | Trees
Tillandsias, or air plants, come in a seemingly endless range of shapes and colors—here's our slide show of 10 of our favorites.
They may not need soil or pots, so how do you display air plants? We suggest three ways to display tillandsias in your home including an unexpected material: Velcro.
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The poet Hart Crane once called air plants, or tillandsias, a genus of the bromeliad family, an "inverted octopus with heavenward arms." Needing no soil, these amazing plants come in a variety of fantastic shapes and colors.

 

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