Much like people, snakes are eager to explore desert as weather warms.
Standard-sized apple trees may grow to 35 or 40 feet in height. You might be able to keep a standard-sized tree under 20 feet tall through pruning, but the standard-sized apple tree is just too vigorous for pruning to short heights.
A disease called fire blight might pop up in some pear and apple trees beginning around May. It can be common several weeks after spring rains, particularly if trees were flowering. It can lead to tree death if not controlled when it’s first seen.
Absent a “shelter-in-place” order, taking walks, going on hikes and riding bikes remain permissible, and there was plenty of evidence this week of people doing just those things.
Delay pruning grapes as long as possible in the spring to reduce disease possibilities and avoid any late spring frost damage after pruning. Immediately after pruning grapes, consider applying a fungicide to the vines if there were problems with grape bunch diseases last year.
My experience with Mexican petunia is that it grows like a weed, and I consider it the broadleaf version of Bermuda grass, aka devil grass. If it’s contained in an area and prevented from spreading into the landscape, I think it will be OK.
March is a good time for this trip, before the heat intensifies and while there’s a chance to see wildflowers.
A reformed drug addict received a hug and a kiss from President Donald Trump during a recent ceremony in Las Vegas. She proceeded to thank a police officer for arresting her.
Henderson has plenty of in-city walking choices, including a network of paved paths branching within and outside the driving loop through Seven Hills neighborhoods.
When preparing to prune plants, follow these three rules: adjusting loppers or hand shears so they don’t rip plants instead of cutting them, making sure the blade is sharp for the same reason and sanitizing the blades.
Kelso Depot holds a wealth of history, and its surroundings offer camping, stargazing, hiking and nature appreciation.
Ethel M has been introduced to my late grandmothers, my friends from Alaska and, recently, my 18-month-old niece, who was bedazzled by its more than 1 million cactus garden holiday lights.
It’s a six-plus hour drive to this city in southwestern Arizona, and the climate is pleasant in February and March.