Patio Tree Roses

Patio Tree Roses The Topsy Turvey Rose Tree

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Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush – Buddleia davidii Butterfly Bush.  They like full sun or partial shade and lots of water for the first 2 years or so and is a perennial in the southwest. These beautiful plants will grow in almost any soil and they provide a strong lilac fragrance. The blooms have long spike-like blooms that last 3-4 […]

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Coleus plants in the Garden

Coleus Plants in Garden

Coleus Plants in Garden.  Coleus (Solenostemon spp.) is grown mainly for foliage color.  They provide great filler for pots during the growing season.  They come in numerous colors and are easy to propagate just snip off a leaf put it in good potting soil water and it will take.  These plants are tropical and their […]

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How to Grow Star Jasmine Vine

How to Grow Star Jasmine Vine. This vine will do well in the southwest providing you follow some of the recommendations outlined in this article. It is an exceptionally fast growing evergreen vine that will do well in partial shade.  It does not mind the hot southwest weather but it will do better in shade.  […]

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hyssop-sonoran

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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Roses for the Southwest

Roses for the Southwest

Roses for the southwest.  How do you care for them? It is a bit tricky especially in the Southwest where temperatures can get as high as 115 or more during the mid-summer seasons. But the good news it is not as hard as some people may believe. The good news is that roses will do well […]

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Desert Willow Tree

Desert Willow Tree (Chilopsis linearis) is a low watering spring blooming tree. It does well in the southwest. There are several varieties that you can use for your Desert landscaping needs. These trees a prevalent along the arroyos and ditch banks of the desert southwest.  They propagate when seed pods dry and fall to the ground. […]

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Green Cloud Sage

Texas Sage Bushes

Texas sage bushes are adapted to the southwest heat. All are drought tolerant and hardy for Xeriscape landscapes or rock gardens. They are normally insect and disease tolerant.  They are not really sage bushes at all the real name is Leucophyllums! Also, most folks call them sages, and that’s ok because that is what the […]

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Gardening tips in cold weather

Gardening tips in cold weather. Winters are short around the Southwest.  Many folks won’t shut off the A/C unit until mid-November. Winter can be a hard time for gardens and gardeners but here are a few winter gardening tips that will help your plants and your garden landscape survive the cold winter months. Here are my “Gardening […]

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waxleaf-privet

The Wax Leaf Privet

The Wax Leaf Privet will do great in the Southwest.  It is a perennial and will stay green year round.  Grows to about 8-10 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide.  Nice shiny waxy foliage with a small creamy white flower in spring. If you are looking for a tall hedge this is the one to […]

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