The difference in palm trees

The difference between palm trees

The difference between palm trees.  Palm trees are in the Plantae Arecaceae family and will do great in warm and tropical areas of the U.S. They are drought tolerant once they become established.  But, the cold hardiness varies among the thousands of types of palms.  This post will basically describe the most common of Palm […]

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Southwest front yard landscape

Southwest front yard landscaping

Southwest front yard landscaping ideas.  The look of your lawn and garden may be the first and possibly the most lasting impression people have of your home and property you can red-design or spruce it up without having to fork out the big bucks. Front yard landscaping ideas Landscaping plays an essential role in enhancing […]

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The Care of Live Christmas Trees

The Care of Live Christmas Trees

The Care of Live Christmas Trees.  What exactly is a Live Christmas Tree?  It is a live evergreen pine tree that you can use to decorate for the Christmas season.  The root system is encased in a burlap sack  Sometimes this balled up sack is reinforced with chicken wire.  The majority of these trees are […]

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Bush Of Coreopsis Flowers

Coreopsis flowering perennial

The Coreopsis flowering perennial is a nice looking bedding plant.  They produce daisy-like flowers that are delicate but will bloom most of the spring and again in fall.  The Coreopsis plant will grow about 2ft. tall and are easy to grow.  It best to provide them with good loamy well-drained soil. They are also called […]

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Poinsettia Plant care

Poinsettia plant care

Poinsettia plant care.  Poinsettias are in the Euphorbiaceae family and are used in pots and shown during the holidays seasons, especially during the Christmas season. All Poinsettias are native to southern Mexico and Central America and thrive in the tropical forests.  In Mexico, it is called the “Nochebuena flor” or Flower of the Holy Night in English. […]

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Salvia plant care

Salvia Plant Care

Salvia Plant Care.  Most folks call these plants saliva’s but also referred to as sage.  These plants are beautiful low care types of plants that are tolerant drought after they become well established.  Herbaceous Salvias like Mexican and Chapparal sage will come back after the winter seasons. Other types of salvias are basically planted as […]

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List of ground cover plants

List of ground cover plants.  Many ground cover plants are vines that have no support.  You can plant them in the ground with well-composted soil.  But in and around the southwest most will do better in shady conditions.  Underneath a tree or morning, sun and afternoon shade works best. Here is a list of ground cover […]

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The Turpentine Bush

The Turpentine Bush (Ericameria laricifolia).  It is a native plant to New Mexico, Arizona,  and West Texas.  A desert landscape bush that is well adapted to the desert southwest.  City, County, and State landscapers use this shrub for their landscaping needs.  It is drought tolerant and requires very little maintenance.  It can withstand temperatures down […]

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Winter Plants in The Southwest

Winter Plants in The Southwest.  Well, it’s official, fall has arrived here in the southwest and winter is close by.  So the calendar says. Living here in the southwest fall may not feel like it until another few weeks. Never the less we can still enjoy the cool mornings and beautiful nights for the next […]

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Indoor Fern Plant Care

Indoor Fern Plant Care

Indoor Fern Plant Care.  Most Ferns are good plants to use as indoor decorations they are for the most part easy care and do not like freezing temperatures.  You can plant them outdoors in tropical regions or places where it never freezes.  They like humidity and consistent watering, fertilizing and occasional misting is a good […]

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