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Birds of Paradise

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Summer is upon us, and with it, one of the amazing plants here in Lake Havasu will be showing its colors.  This tropical looking shrub is part of the Pea or Legume Family.  It’s one of my favorites and it’s the Red Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima), Desert Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia gilliesii) and the Mexican Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia cac[...]

Weed Or Wildflower?

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by Dottie Holman With all the rain we have had this fall and winter, we’ll be enjoying more wildflowers (and weeds) than in prior years. The ever-ending question is “which is which?” As with many other things, the answer is in the eye of the beholder. A “weed” is often defined as a plant that is growing where it is not wanted. However, the same plant grow[...]

AIR-PURIFYING PLANTS FOR THE HOME

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What does your home have to do with a NASA spaceship? Indoor air pollutants for one. In 1998, NASA discovered “sick building syndrome” due to the astronauts experiencing symptoms of headaches, nausea, eye irritation, coughing, dry skin and the inability to focus because of being confined in a sealed space with little air flow. Stagnant air allowed pollut[...]

TREES... Choosing, Planting & Staking

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A properly chosen tree can provide beauty, shade, wildlife habitats and screening of unwanted sights to your landscape. Now is the perfect time to plant trees in your yard so their root system can become established prior to our area’s hot summer temperatures. Size does matter. Be sure you do your research prior to picking out the tree of your dreams. F[...]

Lake Havasu Summer Gardening Tips

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by Master Gardener Dottie Holman Summer is here and the heat is on.  It’s definitely lake and pool time, not gardening time.  However, as a Master Gardener, I am still busy answering questions concerning various subjects.  I thought that writing about these various subjects would be of interest to you, and in turn, maybe answer some of your summertime que[...]

The Barrel Cactus

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Living in the low desert, we have grown to enjoy our tall cactus such as the Saguaro and Ocotillos. These are a mainstay in our landscape, but what if you don’t have the space for these stately specimens? One of the most popular and eye-catching cacti that can be brought into smaller spaces is the Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus & Echinocactus). They are alway[...]

Turn Down for What? Your Electric Bill

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Wintertime is the sweet spot when it comes to our utility bills. But summer is just around the corner and we’ve already clocked in a few 100 degree days, air conditioners will soon be working full time. And of course, that means higher electric bills. We’ve put together as few helpful ideas… some are low-cost fixes that save nickels and dimes here and there,[...]

Color Your World - Gardening in Lake Havasu City

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Color is a key factor in the decorating world.  Whether it’s home décor, clothing or the car we drive--we all have our favorite color. Here in the desert, we can highlight our favorite color in our landscaping. Our native plants have a wonderful variety of colors to choose from, but knowing what color goes with what plant can be troublesome. So in this artic[...]

The Master Gardener - Lake Havasu Gardening

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Pucker Up and Get Planting! Citrus is one of the most popular trees grown here in Lake Havasu City. However, citrus is not native to our part of the desert, so special guidelines are in order to maintain a healthy citrus tree.  The guidelines that I am giving you are specifically for Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City. When choosing a variety of citr[...]

Diamond in the Desert

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In 1988 Diane Verkamp decided to open a small gift shop in Lake Havasu City. Since then, it has grown to be one of the most unique and diverse gift and home interiors shops in town. Selling items from jewelry to home décor, Desert Rose is a great place to find that something special for anyone in your life. The store opened on McCulloch Blvd. with only 90[...]