Design your perfect garden

Design your perfect garden

Last Updated on February 25, 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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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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Plants that are attracted to bees

Plants that attract bees

Last Updated on February 25, 2020 Plants that attract bees.  Most folks know honey bees are on the endangered species list but are they? They are not on the endangered list.   The yellow-face bee that is native to Hawaii is on the list but the Common honey bee is not. This is what snopes.com has […]

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A guide to lawn care

A Guide to Lawn Care for Busy People

Last Updated on February 9, 2020 A Guide to Lawn Care.  How often have you walked past a house with a neglected lawn? Probably too many times to count. With so many other commitments it’s easy to forget about the garden and let it become overrun with weeds or let it dry out so much […]

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Red Yarrow Pictures Landscape

Yarrow Plant Pictures Landscape

Last Updated on February 6, 2020 Yarrow Plant Pictures Landscape (Achillea millefolium) you can use for landscaping.  These plants can be used in rock gardens or in any area that has full sun.  The common Yarrow goes by many names, bloodwort, devil’s nettle, staunch weed, and many others.  It will grow up to 2-3 ft. […]

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The Italian Cypress Tree

The Italian Cypress tree

Last Updated on February 2, 2020 The Italian Cypress tree (Cupressus sempervirens) care and information.  This tree is a conifer meaning evergreen foliage it will grow up to 80 ft. tall and about 3-4 ft. wide.  I’ve seen this tree in many landscaping scenes from homes to state and city landscapes.  But oftentimes newly planted […]

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