December Gardening

It may be a lot cooler outside, but our Arizona gardens are still going strong. There are a lot of things we can do for our plants this month to get them through the winter and prepare them for the coming year…

Fall Colors in the Low Desert

The desert isn’t exactly known for spectacular fall colors, but we actually do grow quite a few plants that can give us the reds, oranges, and golds that so many of us crave this time of year. Here are Civano Nursery’s top 5 trees for fall color in the low desert.

Pest Alert: Aloe Mites!

Aloe is one of my favorite plants to have growing in the garden. In addition to its many practical uses around the house, it’s an absolute champion in our climate. Deer and rabbits tend to leave it alone, while hummingbirds go crazy for the tall spikes of orange or yellow flowers that often bloom very early in…

Bring Back the Monarchs!

  It’s peak butterfly season in Arizona, and this is the time of year when you’re most likely to see Monarch butterflies traveling through your garden as they migrate to California or Mexico for the winter. No other butterfly in the world migrates the way that the monarch butterflies do, which makes this seasonal event…

Native Plants at Civano Nursery

  Back in 2012, Civano Nursery® joined forces with American Beauties Native Plants® to help support the National Wildlife Federation® while putting some of our best Southwestern native plants in the spotlight. Recognizing a native plant that is part of the American Beauties® line is easy because they have unique mint-green containers and special tags…