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The Toast of Dave's Garden, Literally!
Here in the Southwest we enjoy the bright sun, long dry spells, mountains high and chilly, valleys wide and shimmering in heat, wide temperature swings and poor soil. These are just a few of the challenges commonly faced by Southwest gardeners. Although pleasant weather in some spots starts at about the same time of year that intolerable weather does in other parts, we jointly celebrate the generous warmth of the sun and the bounty that nature provides not only in plants, but in native animals and even, sometimes, in rocks and scenic sunsets. Share your questions and experiences, your challenges and triumphs in the garden. Have some fun with us!
We toast the sun. The sun toasts us.....but hey! it's a dry heat.

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  Let's go gardening! -- [Sticky] Terry 13 Jul 24, 2012 3:57 PM
Thumbnail of Gonna have butterflies Gonna have butterflies judyb 1 Sep 21, 2014 3:09 PM
Thumbnail of Do you know what Do you know what Birdlady_Susie 11 Sep 5, 2014 10:00 PM
  suggestion for pot on North side of house dmwade 12 Sep 5, 2014 3:46 PM
  Desert Rose/Adeniums Nopala 4 Sep 4, 2014 5:57 PM
  Does anyone know what this bush/hedge is? Xenomorf 0 Aug 30, 2014 8:47 AM
  Public Xeriscapes Nopala 2 Aug 29, 2014 7:22 AM
  Zonage Schmonage GimmeShade 1 Aug 28, 2014 3:11 PM
Thumbnail of I've never seen this before, have you? I've never seen this before, have you? GimmeShade 11 Aug 25, 2014 2:29 PM
Thumbnail of Butterfly Bush Butterfly Bush Nopala 3 Aug 17, 2014 10:03 PM
  Success with Agastache? GimmeShade 5 Aug 13, 2014 11:14 AM
  Pots Birdlady_Susie 0 Aug 7, 2014 3:10 PM
  Desert Rose dmwade 11 Aug 5, 2014 8:03 AM
  Hello, I'm kinda new here GimmeShade 5 Aug 4, 2014 7:09 AM
Thumbnail of Trying out the camera Trying out the camera Nopala 3 Aug 2, 2014 7:26 AM
Thumbnail of Wow...Lotsa new names...and then there's the rest of ya. Wow...Lotsa new names...and then there's the rest of ya. jkochan 19 Jul 23, 2014 11:50 AM
  Walmart & Big Lots garden clearance 2ndChance 0 Jul 21, 2014 3:12 PM
  Egyptian Spinach or Molokhia cactusman8 3 Jul 21, 2014 3:09 PM
  Learning the hard way dmwade 4 Jul 21, 2014 6:31 AM
  Hugelkultur? Nopala 4 Jul 20, 2014 3:33 PM
  Camera suggestions? Nopala 3 Jul 16, 2014 3:42 PM
  Finally moving Need suggestions for my new garden dmwade 5 Jul 16, 2014 8:40 AM
Thumbnail of Orbea variegata Orbea variegata frogymon 13 Jul 14, 2014 3:43 PM
  reviews and suggestions cactusjumper 6 Jul 12, 2014 11:01 AM
  Agave weberi pups mcvansoest 0 Jul 6, 2014 12:52 PM
  I found a pigeon repellent that works 2ndChance 2 Jul 5, 2014 9:33 PM
  Irises to go judyb 6 Jul 3, 2014 2:29 PM
Thumbnail of The morning sun shining through my bottle tree The morning sun shining through my bottle tree Fish_knees 6 Jun 30, 2014 6:51 PM
  Looking for.... jkochan 8 Jun 25, 2014 7:07 AM
Thumbnail of A cute visitor A cute visitor RODICAP 3 Jun 15, 2014 9:39 AM
Thumbnail of Identify  ? Identify ? cactusjumper 8 Jun 4, 2014 11:30 AM
Thumbnail of Some pictures Some pictures judyb 6 Jun 3, 2014 7:04 AM
Thumbnail of Spring blooms and others Spring blooms and others RODICAP 38 Jun 2, 2014 3:12 PM
  Why haven't we opened our own garden center? 2ndChance 0 Jun 1, 2014 3:33 PM
  Clematis RODICAP 2 May 31, 2014 11:54 AM
Thumbnail of Illinois Wildflowers Illinois Wildflowers frogymon 5 May 25, 2014 3:54 AM
Thumbnail of Goodbye Fountain... Goodbye Fountain... jkochan 6 May 24, 2014 12:56 PM
Thumbnail of Stone and steel Stone and steel judyb 16 May 24, 2014 10:13 AM
Thumbnail of Just Sharing Just Sharing cactusjumper 7 May 14, 2014 8:54 PM
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