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Meet the Garden’s Newest Research Assistant Luis Romero

Meet the Garden’s Newest Research Assistant Luis Romero

Across the sandy desert floor in northwestern New Mexico, two small rare cactus species — Sclerocactus mesae-verdae and Sclerocactus cloverae — call this place home. Yet, these plants are threatened by poachers and habitat loss due to oil and gas development in the area, both of which have depleted their already low populations numbers in the wild.

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Monsoon Horticultural Tips for Trees

Monsoon Horticultural Tips for Trees

There is no two ways about it. Poorly-groomed trees can damage your home and landscape during severe summer storms. Strong winds can uproot trees, break branches and even crack the tree trunk. Here are 10 tips to keep your trees upright. Do not plant trees deeply....

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Pet-Friendly Landscapes and Plants

Pet-Friendly Landscapes and Plants

Pets are a vital part of many people’s everyday lives. Keeping them safe, whether indoors or outdoors, sometimes involves creative solutions for your curious pets who may like to chew and sample plants. Gardening with animals requires careful plant selection, so...

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Cactus Care Tips from Garden Horticulture Staff

Cactus Care Tips from Garden Horticulture Staff

Most cactus are best grown outdoors in filtered sun or on a bright patio while others can tolerate full sun. If the cactus gets too much sun it will sunburn, which results in a yellowing of the skin, progressing to a browning (killing) on the sunniest side. If this...

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