Design your perfect garden

Design your perfect garden

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 garden designs that would take your […]

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Keeping Your Roses Healthy

Keeping your roses healthy.  As most of us know roses have beautiful flowers and look gorgeous in almost any type of setting or landscape.  But, they are somewhat of a challenge to grow no matter what part of the country you live in. A little history of roses Roses were grown abundantly in Central Asia? […]

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Care of Knock Out Roses

Care of Knock Out Roses

The care of Knock Out roses Care of Knock Out Roses. These roses continually produce blooms all spring and throughout the fall seasons in the Southwest.  They are self-cleaning this means very little dead-heading.  The blooms are a bright candy apple red color. Plant them several in a row to make a gorgeous hedge or […]

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Xeriscape landscaping ideas

Xeriscape landscaping ideas

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 at work or too many kids […]

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Desert Plants

Desert Plants Names and Pictures

Desert Plants Names and Pictures If you are looking for a maintenance-free low watering landscape then these are the plants you want to buy.  They all need full sun and can tolerate partial shade but they need at least 6 hours of full sun. Do desert plants need a water drip system installed? No they […]

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Changing pH in Soil - Acid or Alkaline Conditions

Changing pH in Soil – Acid or Alkaline Conditions

Changing pH in Soil – Acid or Alkaline Conditions.  So what exactly is pH? In layman’s terms, it means a scale used to specify the acidity or alkaline conditions of the soil.  Ideally, you want a neutral reading on a pH meter.  But some plants like acidic soil and others like alkaline soil. In and […]

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Landscaping with Canna lilies

Landscaping with Canna lilies

Landscaping with Canna lilies (Cannaceae). If you are looking for a tropical look in your garden then cannas are the plants to have they thrive in the summer heat and will produce flowers over and over again. We also have Canna lily images on this post. The flowers are large and bright and the foliage […]

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Small Desert Plants: Desert landscape ideas for backyards

Small Desert Plants for the southwest.  These small cactus plants are great for a small Xeriscape landscape design.  Most will require little water and will tolerate full hot sun…perfect for those small hot places that are bare. Desert plants are susceptible to mealybugs and other insects.  Owners tend to neglect them because they are low […]

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3 Tips To Improve Garden Safety For Seniors

3 Tips To Improve Garden Safety For Seniors.  When it comes to hobbies that help you age well, gardening has repeatedly ruled the lists. The benefits of gardening are well-documented, thanks to a host of studies. According to past research, taking up gardening in your later years can help reduce stress, aid in mental and […]

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Colorful Leaves for Indoor Decoration

Colorful Houseplant Leaves – for Indoor Decoration

Colorful Houseplant Leaves – for Indoor Decoration.  There are lots of colorful foliage plants to use indoors.  Here are some that work well no matter where you live. The Croton Plant (Codiaeum variegatum pictum) A plant with exotic thick leaves that show a variety of striped dark green to bright yellow leaves.  It will grow […]

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The Gazania Plant

The Gazania Plant, these plants are great for a full hot sunny area but they can tolerate shady conditions.  They are moderate watering plants and are considered annuals/perennials in the Southwest.  They do great in rock gardens or the Xeriscape landscape. Plant them with other low water plants like Verbena, Lantana, and Salvias. Very easy […]

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