Moving from the Midwest to the Southwest, as I have often said, is an adjustment for many reasons, not the least of which is gardening. If you love to grow plants becoming accustom to the low desert, such as in Scottsdale, is a series of trials and errors. Making use of fall gardening is easy here.
Petunias Growing in Scottsdale
Annuals like petunias may be some of the most surprising to in late fall . Having a flower box of petunias sitting on your patio table may turn a Midwestern’s head upside down.
I am in my office looking out at my patio garden through the sliding glass doors. Unconventional in late fall, much less around Christmas time, petunias are beautiful but ones I will not grow in summer in the low desert. One key for success during fall to winter gardening: water less often October through December. Whether it is annuals or perennial plants and stay gardening.