{Compost} Bin, Bake, Bugs

{Compost} Bin, Bake, Bugs

Yeah, we know it’s good for the planet. But what the glossy mags and blog posts don’t tell you is that composting has its very dirty downside: bugs and vermin. Here, gardening columnist Darbi Davis lifts the lid (ouch) on composting without the icky live...
{Chickens} In the Desert

{Chickens} In the Desert

Chickens offer a bounty of handy yard services. But for desert dwelling chickens there are a few need-to-knows. By Darbi Davis. Cover photo by Jocelyn Warner-Brokamp   It’s hard to forget that time the economy plunged – the country was laden with lost jobs and the...
{Compete} Growdown!

{Compete} Growdown!

In the annual Growdown! competition, landscape designers compete to create a new space in 24 hours. Our gardening columnist Darbi Davis meets the finalists and finds out what’s new this year. (Scroll to the bottom for the winners.)  Cover photo courtesy of Scott...
{Trends} In the Garden

{Trends} In the Garden

Every issue, landscape designer Darbi Davis digs deep to bring you stories for your outdoor space. This month: outside trends to look out for in 2015. Photos by Darbi Davis unless otherwise noted. Looking for a new career? Become a horticulturist. There’s no arguing...
{Decor} Outdoor

{Decor} Outdoor

Every issue, landscape designer Darbi Davis digs deep to bring you stories for your outdoor space. This month: tis the season for using ordinary desert plants as holiday décor.  Photos by Darbi Davis. ‘Tis the season for bringing the outside in – and you can bet we’re...
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