Ocotillo Fencing FAQ

Ocotillo fencing is a popular design element here in the arid southwest, where its rustic appearance accentuates our very unique sense of space and style. If you’ve been wanting to try ocotillo fencing in your own garden but have questions about how it works, this blog post is for you! Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions about ocotillo fencing.

Pest Alert: Aloe Mites!

Aloe saponaria

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 the year. While this plant does enjoy a fairly pest- and disease-free existence, there’s one common critter in Southern Arizona that can cause lots of damage to susceptible aloe species, and it’s a particularly difficult critter to treat!