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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Ageratum Plant – Long lasting colorful plant

Ageratum Plant – Also known as whiteweed and floss flower.  It is a big family of plants that have over 60 species.  They are considered an annual in regions where there are consistent freezes.  It is a good plant to use in containers surrounded by other taller plants. You can also place it in your […]

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Red Tip Photinia

Red Tip Photinia

Red Tip Photinia (P. fraseri) – A good evergreen hedge plant.  Great for blocking the neighbor’s view or as a privacy windbreak wall.  If left alone they will grow up to 12 ft. tall and about 8 ft. wide. Red Tip Photinias are good shrubs for landscaping especially in the southwest.  They can tolerate the […]

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Marguerite Daisy Plants – Easy Perennial/Annual Flower

Marguerite Daisy Plants (Argyranthemums frutescens) is a great flowering plant for the Southwest region. It can tolerate poor soils and will bloom from early spring until late fall.  It will surprise you with its fragrance.  You can plant them in containers by themselves or mix them in with other colorful plants.  Place these daisies in […]

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Air plant care guide

Air Plants Care Guide – Water and Placement

Air Plants Care Guide (tillandsia).  These plants are small spiky plants that can live without soil. There are considered a novelty type plant great for indoor decor in a pot or just hanging them in the “Air”. How to care for air plants It’s really easy they like to be watered often but watering is […]

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Fall Colors in the Southwest

Believe it or not, fall is just around the corner. I know it doesn’t seem like it with the high temps and humidity, but it is on the way. One may envision single leaves zig-zagging down in various shades of yellows, oranges, reds, and all other hues in between. Of course, we may be thinking […]

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