I'd like to have a garden in AZ, what can I plant that can take sun?

I live in AZ I would like to have a garden.My backyard get sun all day

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  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Jul 20, 2017
    Coneflowers, Marigolds, Canna bulbs all can do quite well in full sun-you will need to flower daily and I would recommend in the beginning watering in the early am and later in the day.

  • Glorious Gardens Glorious Gardens on Jul 20, 2017
    succulents are wonderful. You don't have to water them all the time!

  • Kathleen Finan Kathleen Finan on Jul 20, 2017
    Look up your plant zone. It should tell you there what will grow or not.

  • Bar17218364 Bar17218364 on Jul 20, 2017
    Do you mean a vegetable garden or a flower garden? I'll assume that you mean a flower garden. Stick to the native plants or (local variations of them) that are already acclimated to the climate and soil conditions of Arizona. Keep in mind that full sun in Arizona also means intense sun. If you plants species that don't tolerate conditions like this, you'll be watering constantly and they still might not survive or thrive.

  • Carol Carol on Jul 20, 2017
    Your best bet is to visit a garden store/nursery in your area. They will give you the best advice & have perfect plants for you. Don't forget to 'feed' and water as appropriate for your plants for the best performance.

  • Claire Amirault Claire Amirault on Jul 20, 2017
    Cactus, and lots of stones. Whatever grows out in the desert is perfect for your yard...

  • Cin21825342 Cin21825342 on Jul 20, 2017
    Lantana can take heat and is quite pretty. Comes in a lot of colors.

  • Jesse Jordan Jesse Jordan on Jul 20, 2017
    I just moved to So. California from Oregon and trying to figure out gardening in this heat, sun and no rain. I went to my local nursery where they had plants under a covered area and some in full sun. I just shopped in the full sun area, figuring they were the experts. I bought several plants I liked and they are doing fine.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jul 20, 2017
    I have two in my front yard. One big fat grey one and one skinny gray one. I'm going to paint them Yellow and make them Minions. I just hope the county or utility company won't mind. We'll see.

  • Some plants I have in my all afternoon sun garden (100+ in the Summer) ~ Daylily, Marigold, Catmint, Shasta Daisy, Liatris, Red Hot Poker, Iris, Lantana, Bee Balm, Sedum, Love-lies-bleeding, Cosmos, Rosemary, Alyssum, Roses, Geraniums, Statice, Yarrow, Snow in Summer, Lambs Ear, Coreopsis, Sunflowers, Lavender, Catnip, Gaura, Buddleia, Chives, Society garlic , hollyhock, calendula, asparagus fern, African Daisy, Lemon Verbena, Cranesbill, Blue Potato Bush, Mallow, Rose of Sharon, Pittosporum...just to name a few ♥ Have fun! BTW, I'm in zone 9