Gardening in a Phoenix Arizona Desert landscape can be challenging unless you stick with the desert
adapted plants and stay away from some of the sub-tropicals that many new residents like. One such plant is the Queen Palm. You see them all over the valley but we don't have the soil pH they really thrive on.
Our alkaline soil makes it difficult for these beautiful palms to take up the needed nutrients. As a result their palm fronds start turning yellow and become frayed. As I am writing this blog post I am looking out my picture window at the three I have planted and they are starting to look a little sad.
The go-to guy here in AZ about all things gardening is Dave "the Garden Guy". The neat thing is, he does garden segments on one of our local news affiliates and they archive the pieces making it easy to find answers to your landscape plant questions.
Below is the segment I looked up regarding my yellowing palms. Please note - there is a short commercial (seconds) you have to listen to before it gets to the story piece.
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