Ballerina India Howthorn

Pink India Hawthorn Plants

The Pink India Hawthorn plant (Rhaphiolepis indica)  is truly a sight to behold. With its delicate pink blossoms and lush green foliage, it adds a touch of elegance and beauty to any garden or landscape. It is Native to India thus its name.  This plant is known for its ability to thrive in various climates […]

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Hesperaloe Funifera

Growing Hesperaloe Funifera

Hesperaloe Funifera, commonly known as the Red Yucca, is called the “Little Giant Yucca”.  It has a rich history deeply entrenched in the rugged terrains of North America. This plant’s migration begins in the heart of the Chihuahuan Desert, sprawling across northeastern Mexico and extending its reach into southern Texas. It will do well in […]

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How to keep Garden Pests out

How to keep garden pests out

How to keep garden pests out.  Living in the desert Southwest I see plenty of garden pests not just insects but larger pests like deer, rabbits, gophers, coyotes, and yes mountain lions. It’s awesome to observe these creatures in their natural habitat but when they start to chomp away at your vegetables or ornamentals well,  […]

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How to choose the right pots for cacti

How to Choose the Right Pots for Cacti

Pot material – what to choose Choose the right pots for Cacti.  Different types of succulents are most often grown in pots made of baked clay or plastic. Expensive ceramic pots look beautiful and traditionally remain in demand, although they are not without drawbacks. They have the following characteristics: Porosity. The surface of clay products “breathes”, […]

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Chinese Pistache Tree

Reasons you should plant a tree

There are plenty of reasons you should plant a tree.  Planting trees is a great way to help the environment. They provide clean air, water, and shade. Trees also filter pollutants from the air, reduce noise pollution, and increase property values in your neighborhood. Planting a tree is a simple yet powerful solution that not […]

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How to Care for Penstemon Varieties

How to Care for Penstemon Varieties

Popular types and varieties How to Care for Penstemon Varieties Like A Pro. There are about 270 species of plants from the genus Penstemon in the world. They all differ in the color scheme of flowers and leaves, as well as the height of the bush, the number of shoots and green mass. The flowering period and […]

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concrete benches for outdoors

Concrete Benches for Outdoors

Concrete Benches for outdoor landscape.  Guzman’s Garden  Centers have many concrete benches and bird baths for your outdoor landscape. Concrete benches are highly durable, they can withstand extreme cold and heat.  They look great and can add that certain ambiance to your landscape.  Another positive thing is that they will last almost forever. However, they […]

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Desert Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

Desert Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

Desert Front yard landscaping ideas. If you live in the desert Southwest, you can do a lot to dress up your front yard or re-landscape it. As we all know the summer heat is brutal on non-native plants. This post focuses on low-water plants and trees that are colorful like Lavender, Verbena, Lantana, and outdoor […]

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Grow Your Own Chile Peppers

Grow Your Own Chile Peppers

Grow your Own Chile Peppers.  If you are planting via seeds the best time to sow Chile seeds is in Late January or February providing you are planting them in a greenhouse or indoors.  The temperatures greenhouse/indoors should be between 60 to 70° F during the night, and up to 80° during the day time. […]

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Prickly Pear Cactus Care

Prickly Pear Cactus Care

Prickly Pear Cactus Care.  Optunia is commonly called Prickly Pear Cactus.  It is easy to care for and all cacti require little water and thrive in dry hot conditions.  But we have here some cacti care information to help your cactus garden or xeriscape design look its best.  As most folks know cactuses are low-maintenance […]

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