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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How to eliminate fungus gnats from your houseplants

How to eliminate gnats from your houseplants

Last Updated on July 31, 2020 How to eliminate gnats from your houseplants. Fungus gnats are a big problem for most indoor plants.  In order to eliminate them, we must first find out where they come from. Where do fungus gnats come from? Fungus gnats come from moist soil, leaky drain pipes, overripe fruit, and […]

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Types of Pecan Trees

Types of pecan trees

Last Updated on July 31, 2020 Types of pecan trees in the Southwest. These tips are for a backyard or small pecan orchard landscaping. Western Schley – This pecan tree will do best in the arid desert southwest. And is the most common pecan tree in the Southwest U.S.  It is a self-pollinator and produces […]

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Gaura Plant Care

Gaura Plant Care

Last Updated on July 20, 2020 Gaura plant care for southwest landscaping.  Gauras (lindheimeri) are great perennial spiky plants that seem to bloom forever from about late spring until early fall.  They are considered a herbaceous perennial and depending on the variety they will grow from 2 ft. and up to 4 ft. tall and […]

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Creating an Allergy-Free Garden for the Home

Creating an Allergy-Free Garden for the Home

Creating an Allergy-Free Garden for the Home.  Did you know American gardeners spend an astounding $48.7 Billion on lawn and gardens according to the annual National Gardening Survey? Gardening techniques and technology has advanced to the point where it is something that is possible both within an indoor and outdoor setting. What stops a lot […]

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Oleander Plant Care

Oleander Plant Care

Last Updated on June 7, 2020 Oleander Plant Care (Nerium Oleander) in the Southwest USA.  Once established it is a carefree plant.  Most will bloom from late spring until the mid-summer.  With long slender leaves that resemble the Rosewood or Olive plants. They are drought tolerant once they become well established usually after the third […]

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Desert Willow Tree

Desert Willow Tree (Chilopsis linearis) is a low watering spring blooming tree. It does well in the southwest.  The leaf is long narrow and curved thus its botanical name Linearis. The one pictured below is the most common.  There are several varieties that you can use for your desert landscaping needs.  True native Desert willow trees […]

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Xeriscape landscaping ideas

Xeriscape landscaping ideas

Last Updated on June 17, 2020 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 […]

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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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