Design your perfect garden

Design your perfect garden

Last Updated on May 21, 2020 Now is the time to design your perfect garden. Outdoor gardening is something that many do for a love of nature and for a chance to relax. Some do a little and are happy with that, but others take it much more seriously. They may come up with amazing […]

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Xeriscape landscaping ideas

Xeriscape landscaping ideas

Xeriscape landscaping ideas. Gardening full time is a great way to relax, then enjoy the fruits of your labor.  But there are still those who have a hard time gardening or don’t want to bother going outdoors and enjoy their landscape area. Whether you have too much going on at work or too many kids […]

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Plants that bloom all summer

Plants that bloom all summer

Last Updated on May 20, 2020 Plants that bloom all summer long.   Summer in the Southwest can get brutally hot it is not unusual to see temperatures soar into the double digits from June until late August.  Most plants stop growing and blooms are non-existent.  Except, for some, and here in this article is a […]

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Lady Banks Rose Landscape

Lady Banks Rose for landscape

Last Updated on May 9, 2020 Lady Banks Rose for landscape. The Lady Banks rose (Rosa banksiae) is a flowering thornless rose. If pruned correctly it can stand on its own trunks.  It is a vigorous grower and tolerates poor soil but will do better in good organic compost.  The most common one is the […]

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How to use insecticidal soaps

How to use insecticidal soaps? Will they work? Well, they do and they don’t!  Most of our customers have tried to use some type of soap and water mixture to kill aphids and other insects.  Many tell me it kinda works, or not at all.  Eventually, most will purchase a nonorganic insecticide to make sure […]

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Baja fairy duster plant

Last Updated on March 4, 2020 What is the Baja fairy duster plant? It is a plant that is native to southwest California and the northern part of Mexico.  It goes by many names the chuparosa, tabardillo, zapotillo and its botanical name the Calliandra californica.  It will grow about 4 maybe 5 ft. tall and […]

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Creeping phlox landscape

Creeping Phlox Landscape

Last Updated on March 2, 2020 The creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) for landscape.  A beautiful spring flowering plant to use as a small groundcover. It is a plant that blooms from about early spring until early or mid-summer.  It will do well in full sun but the blooms will last longer if planted in morning […]

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Snapdragons

Snapdragon Plant Care

Last Updated on February 23, 2020 Snapdragon Plant care.  These plants are also called Antirrhinum, dragon flower or the Spanish name “boca de dragón”.  They will bloom throughout the spring seasons and into early summer.  Once it gets hot they start to fizzle out in the hot southwest summer heat.  But to make them bloom […]

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Garden stock plants

Garden stock plants

Last Updated on March 4, 2020 Garden stock plants are also known as Matthiola incana plants.  Commonly called Stock Plants, hoary Stock or just Stock.  These colorful plants are grown as annuals in the Southwest and other parts of the country.  They are grown and used in flowering bed gardens and planted for their pleasant […]

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Indoor Fern Plant Care

How to care for indoor plants

Last Updated on February 16, 2020 How to care for indoor plants.  Most people will spend time indoors rather than outdoors during the winter seasons. Here are some great ideas and tips to help you enjoy great-looking indoor plants throughout the cold months. First, here is a list of indoor plants that are easy to […]

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