Asked on May 12, 2017

What grows well in Arizona heat?

SusieJanet Pizaro


we recently moved to Arizona from northern Illinois and my garden just isn't productive. I water twice a day on raised beds that are protected from birds and rabbits.....Victoria Lockhart
2 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 12, 2017
  • Susie
    on May 12, 2017

    I live in Tucson and have a yard like a botanic garden. Lots of things will grow in Arizona as long as you are willing to pay the water bill, and you amend the soil. I strongly suggest you reach out to the local master gardeners and perhaps take a class. there are a number of great books about growing in the desert, written by local horticulturist. And if you don't want a huge water bill, you can choose desert plants that are adapted to this environment. Not just cactus, many, many things to choose from that with a little additional water can create a lush environment. Check with local native plant nurseries, ask lots of questions and create a plan. Happy gardening.

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