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Desert Gardening Basics- Introduction to gardening in SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch
Plant ID - Plant catalogue of plants common to SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners*
Informational Links - All sorts of information pertinent to gardening in SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners*
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Water-Wise Gardening - Ways to optimize use of water in the landscape
Benefits of Xeriscaping- Learn to use drought tolerant plants to conserve water
Irrigation in the Desert - Judicious use of irrigation can give you the garden you want and still save water

Prohibited Plants - What plants should NOT be planted in your yard?
Gardening Month by Month- Ideas for each month in the garden

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Aloes are Old World flowering succulents, native to  Africa, Madagascar, Jordan, the Arabian Peninsula, and various islands in the Indian Ocean (Mauritius, Réunion, Comoros, etc.). A few species have also become naturalized in other regions (Mediterranean, India, Australia, North and South America, etc.). Although Aloes are not native to the desert, a few species thrive here as hardy garden plants and are highly valued as winter-bloomers. Many more are enjoyed as tender indoor/outdoor house plants.

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Aloe arborescens
Torch Aloe

Aloe aristata
Lace Aloe

Aloe 'Blue Elf'


Aloe 'Christmas Carol'

Aloe dichotoma
Quiver Tree

Aloe ferox
Red Aloe


Aloe 'Hercules'

Aloe marlothii
Mountain Aloe

Aloe 'Pink Blush'

Aloe spectabilis


Aloe variegata 'Partridgebreast'

Aloe vera
Medicinal Aloe

Aloe - Local unknown




* The term SaddleBrooke  is meant to be inclusive of HOA 1, HOA 2 (including the Preserve) and SaddleBrooke Ranch.

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