Tree Landscaping

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Fall Landscape Color

  Fall Landscape Color.  Get some landscape inspiration with these fall color trees and shrubs.  These photos were taken in and around the southwest.  Autumn is a great time to drive around the southwest countryside and enjoy the beautiful scenery. You can visit this website and see some of the greatest outdoor New Mexico scenery that is […]

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A Secret Backyard Garden: Designing A Fairytale Garden

A Secret Backyard Garden.  Beautiful outdoor spaces are places to relax, feel inspired, and revel in the beauty of nature. Nothing is better for the heart or soul than time spent surrounded by beautiful living things. Fairytales always seem to feature a gorgeous palace garden or wildflower forest as the backdrop for the uplifting drama. […]

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Evergreen Magnolia Trees

Evergreen Magnolia Trees. Many folks think the Magnolia tree will not do well in the Southwest but actually, they do.  Many think they need lots of H2O and humidity and this is partially true.  In the Southwest is usually hot and dry and humidity levels are low except during the monsoon season. How much water does […]

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The Redbud Tree

The Redbud Trees

The Redbud Trees are small to medium-sized deciduous tree that blooms in early spring.  The majority of them grow about 15-30 ft. tall which makes them a great candidate for a small backyard or patio.  They produce small finger-like deep dark lavender blooms that will eventually turn into a heart-shaped leaf. Redbud trees can tolerate […]

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Ways to Winterize Your Garden

Introduction Ways to Winterize Your Garden. When winter knocks the door, there are a lot of changes that do occur. Sometimes, the complete landscape is covered by frost, the presence of snow flurries, and blustering winds. But remember the landscape also includes the garden where you have planted. The effect of winter is that the […]

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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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Easy spring gardening tips

Here are some gardening tips for spring.  Do not pull out your lantana or red bird of paradise plants!  If you planted them last year or the year before they are still new and will not spring out until it gets much hotter.  Typically when the weather gets consistently above 50 degrees during the wee […]

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The Mesquite Tree

  Is the mesquite a tree or is it a large bush?  In its natural habitat, it is a desert bush that needs little water and tolerates poor soils.  It will lose its leaves in winter but will always bounce back right after the last freeze.  Most folks look for the mesquite to leaf out […]

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To prune or not to prune

To prune or not to prune This is the time of year that the majority of pruning should be done. However, there are certain flowering trees and shrubs that should not be pruned at this time of year. The list includes wisteria, lilac, forsythia, viburnum, flowering quince, flowering almond, spirea, banks rose, redbud, purple leaf plum […]

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