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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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The Gazania Plant

The Gazania Plant, these plants are great for a full hot sunny area.  They are moderate watering plants and are considered annuals/perennials in the Southwest.  They do great in rock gardens or Xeriscape landscape.  Plant them with other low water plants like Verbena, Lantana, and Salvias. Very easy to grow in plant form or start them […]

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Types of Plants that Attract Butterflies

Types of Plants that Attract Butterflies.  Most outdoor plants will produce some kind of flower, however, some flowers are more attractive to butterflies than others. It’s best to know what the type of plants you want to use in your garden if you want to attract butterflies. But first, here is a list of plants […]

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Preparing garden for fall

Preparing garden for fall

Preparing garden for fall! Ahhh, fall! With the changing colors, the bright, sunny days, and the cool, crisp nights, autumn is the perfect time to work in the garden. After a hot summer, the still-warm soil protects the root systems of new plantings, helps divided perennials survive the cut, and grows some vegetable varieties quickly. […]

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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 a great looking effect.  Use them […]

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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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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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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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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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How to landscape in the Southwest

How to landscape in the Southwest. Landscaping in the southwest requires you to start thinking along the lines of harmony. The fundamental way to your landscaping design success is consistency and it will need to be applied to your entire yard and all around your home. It does not matter if you are from the […]

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