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Bougainvillea flowering plant

The Bougainvillea for outdoor decor Bougainvillea flowering plant is a great summer flowering plant.  It thrives in hot climates, this makes it perfect for the southwest regions of the U.S. What it doesn’t like is freezing temperatures.  If you live in areas that get below 32° Fahrenheit you can still use the Bougainvillea. Bougainvilleas Do well […]

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Lavender Plants in the garden

Lavender Plants in The Garden

Lavender Plants in The Garden.  These plants can be used as hedges or stand-alone plants.  There are many types of Lavender that can be used in the garden.  Lavenders will give off a strong aromatic scent Below are some of the most common Lavenders.  In places where the temperatures reach over 110° Fahrenheit during the […]

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The Vitex Tree

The Vitex Tree

The Vitex tree botanical name: Agnus-castus. It likes full Sun – USDA Zones 6-10. Also called the Chaste tree, Chasteberry, and Lilac Chaste Berry. The growth rate is about 15-20ft. tall and wide sometimes taller after 30 years. A low water tree once established. Beautiful spiky dark lilac blooms late spring early summer. There is also […]

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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 one pictured below is the most common.  There are several varieties that you can use for your desert landscaping needs. These trees are prevalent along the arroyos and ditch banks of the desert southwest.  They propagate themselves […]

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Celosia Plant Care

Celosia Plant Care.  Also called (cockscomb) they are considered a tender annual.  Freezing temperatures will kill them.  Great long lasting beautiful feather-like flower for your garden.  Most come in deep reds, dark orange, bright pinks, and lavender colors.  They do no like below freezing temperatures so plant them after the last frost in your area. […]

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The Glory of Gardening

The Glory of Gardening Eat, Sleep, Plant

The Glory of Gardening: Eat, Sleep, Plant, Repeat More than a third of U.S. adults report insufficient sleep. In New Mexico alone 32.1% of the adult population report getting less than 7 hours sleep per night. Sleep deprivation is becoming an increasing problem in the modern world. Experts believe that the main causes of insufficient […]

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How to Transform Your Room Without Spending a Fortune

How to Transform Your Room.  Your room is your own sanctuary and you should be able to change up the way it looks when you want to. You have the right to decorate it as you please and make it as beautiful according to your taste. This area serves as your canvas in which you […]

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Easy Colorful Container Garden Ideas

Easy Colorful Container Garden Ideas.  Plants in a container are a little harder to maintain and there are several reasons why this is so.  However, there are advantages to having them in pots. The problem with plants in Containers  Your container will retain heat, therefore, you will need to water more often.  Especially pots that […]

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Coral Vine Plant

The Coral Vine Plant – (Antigonon leptopus) Is a fast growing vine that does well in the southwest part of the U.S. The leaves are heart-shaped and fast-growing twigs that can easily climb fences, trellis, and arbors. The Coral Vine plant will attract butterflies, bees, and birds no matter where you live. During late spring and early […]

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The Firecracker Plant

The Firecracker Plant – Care and planting

The Firecracker Plant is a tender perennial around the southwest (Russelia equisetiformis). This is a great looking Semi-evergreen plant that is easy to care for.  The Firecracker plant will bloom from mid-spring and into the late fall seasons.  Deadheading spent flowers will help with continuous blooms.   Attractive showy bright orange tubular type flowers that look […]

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