It’s often said that humans are creatures of habit, and that changes are difficult for us to endure, but we think you’re really going to love the changes that we’re making to the Civano Nursery website!
For starters, we have a brand new tab at the top of our page that will take you to our online plant catalog. Whether you’d like to know more about a specific plant or just want to browse, you’ll find plenty of information specific to the unique growing conditions here in the desert southwest. You’ll also find lots of photographs and printable PDFs to help you identify and keep track of your favorites.
My personal favorite feature of the catalog is the advanced search option, which allows you to limit search parameters to find plants with specific features. For example, if you wanted to see a list of yellow flowering shrubs that do well in our region, you can pull up the advanced search menu, choose “Yellow” from the drop-down list under “Bloom Color” and choose “Shrubs” from the drop-down list under “Plant Type”. Clicking the search button after choosing these parameters returns a list of shrubs and shrub-like plants that sport yellow flowers. Pretty nifty, right?
The information in our catalog was compiled and written by yours truly, and I’ll also be adding to our blog on a regular basis, so I thought you might want to know a little something about who I am.
My name is Amy Belk, and I’ve been a plantaholic since 1998; when I bought and promptly killed my first houseplant. In researching what I had done wrong with that plant, I discovered that I loved learning about plants just as much as I loved looking at them! Since then, my quest for knowledge has guided me to become a Georgia Master Gardener, an AZ Certified Nursery Professional, and an ISA Certified Arborist, while pursuing a degree in plant sciences. I guess you could call me an expert, but I like to think of myself as a perpetual student, because I know that there’s still so much more to learn!
Speaking of learning, Civano Nursery absolutely welcomes and encourages your corrections, questions, or comments concerning the information on our website. The info you find here is based on detailed research and on our collective experiences growing these plants in Tucson, Arizona (information for or from other regions may vary). We’d love to hear from you, especially if your experience differs from ours! Feel free to leave comments here on our blog or contact me directly through email at [email protected].