How to choose the right plants for your garden

  How to choose the right plants for your garden.  Before going to your local garden center or nursery it is best to take notes on your current landscape. Grab a pen and pad, go outside and start taking notes on what you will need. It is easy to get caught up with all the […]

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Rose of Sharon Plants

  Rose of Sharon Plants (Hibiscus syriacus). The Chiffon on the left, Aphrodite Rose Of Sharon on the middle, and the Helene Rose of Sharon on the right. The Rose of Sharon or “althaea” (althea) Hibiscus syriacus. This plant does very well in the desert southwest.  They will bloom late spring and continue blooming till […]

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Easy care southwest landscaping plants

Who says we can’t have “Colorful shrubs and plants in the Southwest”?  Here is a list of  “Easy care southwest landscaping plants”. The Beautiful Cholla Cactus (Opuntia genus) – You basically plant this cactus and forget about it.  It blooms in mid-spring lasting till early summer.   They come in bright pink shown below and […]

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Evergreen shrubs and trees for the Southwest

Evergreen shrubs and trees for the Southwest. The Waxleaf Privet “Ligustrum japonicum” is a good evergreen plant or shrub.  Excellent to use as a stand-alone plant or place them in rows for a great border privacy wall. They can also be trimmed to almost any shape.  A round ball or square perfect for that special […]

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Colorful plants for the Southwest

More colorful plants for the Southwest.  Here are some gorgeous, fantastic long-lasting plants that many homeowners are looking for. Landscaping your home can be done with perennials or annuals. At Color Your World gardening Nurseries we will always have a wide assortment of these type of plants during spring, summer and fall. Colorful plants for the Southwest Below are […]

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Spring Color Geraniums

Great Flowering Color for Spring

Great Flowering Color for Spring.  These flowering plants will bloom throughout the spring seasons.  Some may last all the way to late summer.  Click on the photo for a larger photo. There are many more plants that will provide color throughout the spring seasons.  Here are a few that will help you decide what to […]

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Early Blooming Trees and Plants

What is blooming right now? Early Blooming Trees and Plants Flowering Pear trees are blooming right now. Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’ or Bradford Pear. The Aristocrat  pear is very similar. Both have gorgeous white blooms that lasts about 2-4 weeks.  The Tree will grow to about 40-50 ft. tall and wide.  Nice thick dark green foliage spring through […]

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Soil amendments for gardening

Soil amendments for gardening – Does gardening require soil amendments? Yes, it does.  The soil in the southwest is poor.  We recommend Back To Earth Compost for planting trees, shrubs, and other larger outdoor plants.  We recommend using it at about half and half ratio.  Half native soil and the other Back to Earth compost. […]

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Sod and Lawn tips for the Southwest

Everyone wants a perfect looking lawn including myself. Here are my tips for making folks say “Wow look at that lawn”! When laying down sod or seed wait at least 2-3 weeks before fertilizing. In the southwest we get lots of hot dry summer months. Water is essential for a spectacular green lawn. You should […]

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Plant a tree properly

How to plant a tree It’s amazing how many folks do not know how to plant a tree properly.  Depending on the size trees can cost upwards of $300.00 dollars or more. These tips are designed for those who are looking to do it yourself. Remember planting trees that are in a small one-gallon container […]

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