Paul Guzman

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Hyssop Flower

A Perennial for Southwestern landscapes. The Hyssop Flower (Agastache Cana) – This great little plant will grow to about 15″ tall and about 18″ wide.  It is a prolific bloomer from about late summer to late fall in and around the southwest.  This variety is a showy lavender rose-colored flower.  It is an easy plant […]

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Planting Violas

Planting Violas  (Violaceae family) in the southwest is a bit challenging.  These colorful plants love the fun during the spring seasons however once the hot summer heat arrives it’s best to place them in shade. Plant them in containers or in the flowering garden.  Plant them in masses for great looking effect.  Use them in […]

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Bush Of Coreopsis Flowers

Coreopsis flowering perennial

The Coreopsis flowering perennial is a nice looking bedding plant.  Daisy-like flowers that are delicate but will bloom most of the spring and again in fall.  They get about 2ft. tall and are easy to grow.  They like good loamy well-drained soil. They are also called tickseed and are of the family “Asteraceae” plant.  Like […]

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The Arborvitae tree

The arborvitae tree

The Golden Dwarf Arborvitae tree (Thuja orientalis ‘Aurea Nana’) The Arborvitae tree is a really nice conifer tree.  Pictured above is the Golden Dwarf Arborvitae a compact dwarf evergreen shrub. With a pointed globe that rarely needs pruning. It is a bright golden yellow foliage that develops into a rich bronze color in winter. Plant them in pairs […]

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Yellow Bells Plant

Yellow Bells Plant

The Yellow Bells Scientific Name: Bignoniaceae (above) Also called Esperanza plant or the Yellow Tecoma Stans.  It does best in full sun but can tolerate some shade. Dark green leaves beautiful yellow like Blooms in spring into mid summer. Fast growing in the desert southwest. Can grow up to 5-6 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide. Very […]

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Raywood Ash Fall

Raywood Ash Tree

The Raywood Ash Tree does well in the Southwest.  It likes full sun and can tolerate poor soils.   They have dark green foliage that turns an attractive burgundy red in fall. They are resistant to the Ash blight. It will lose its leaves in winter but bounces right back in mid-spring.  They tend to […]

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Fruit Fig Trees

Fruit Fig Trees for your backyard landscape. Did you know fruiting figs in the right conditions can grow up to 200 years?   The fig fruit will typically ripen from August to about late October depending on the cultivar and climate. Most trees come in 5 Ga. containers. They are deciduous and do give out […]

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Witchita Blue Juniper

Wichita Blue Juniper

The Wichita Blue Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum). A conifer and does very well around the southwest.  It is drought tolerant and requires very little maintenance.  It does not produce berries or cones. It grows to about 15. ft tall and 8 ft. wide.  It makes a good privacy border wall.  It retains its bluish tinge color […]

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Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush – Buddleia davidii The Butterfly Bush They like full sun and lots of water for the first 2 years or so.  They are considered a perennial in the southwest. These beautiful plants will grow in almost any soil.  They do have a strong lilac fragrance. Long spike-like blooms that last 3-4 weeks or longer.  Once blooms expire […]

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Fast growing vines for fences

Fast Growing Vines for Fences Vines are a great way to landscape your home.  Fast growing vines for fences.  They are low maintenance and look great along on a wall or fence. If you’ve got a chain-link fence, brick, or rock fence, then growing a vine over it can be a quick and aesthetically pleasing solution. […]

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