Trees for the Southwest

The Live Oak Tree

The Live Oak Tree – Botanical name: quercus virginian. The live oak tree is a good shade and ornamental tree. It will eventually grow to about ft high and about 100 ft wide. This tree is an evergreen in the southwest. However, it does like to shed it leaves in the early spring and regenerates […]

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Mediterranean palm tree Information

Mediterranean palm tree Information (Chamaerops humilis) – It is a slow-growing palm tree but will reach about 15ft. – 20ft. tall and wide. Very cold hardy and durable palm it can take temperatures down to about 10 degrees Fahrenheit.  Multi-trunked palm gives it that great look. It is an evergreen tree so it has good […]

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How to landscape in the Southwest

How to landscape in the Southwest. Landscaping in the southwest requires you to start thinking along the lines of harmony. The fundamental way to your landscaping design success is consistency and it will need to be applied to your entire yard and all around your home. It does not matter if you are from the […]

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How to get rid of Weeds

What is the best way to “get rid of weeds“? I hate weeds and killing them throughout the spring, summer and fall months is a big time job for me. And, if you are reading this article you too are probably wondering “How can I get rid of weeds” and how can I keep them […]

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What are Perennials

What are perennials?  They are the exact opposite of annuals.  They will come back year after year.  Many of these plants will go into a dormant stage during the winter months.  Most fruit and ornamental trees are perennials. However, fruit trees need at least 1,000 chilling hrs. in order for them to produce fruit. Most […]

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Best organic soils

Quit looking for the best organic soils…we have it right here at Guzman’s Garden Centers.  Located in Las Cruces, NM.  If you don’t live nearby ask for it at your local nursery. Ocean Forest ™ organic soil is a blended with premium earthworm castings, bat guano, and Pacific Northwest sea going fish and crab meal. […]

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What are Annual Plants

What are Annual plants? These are plants that complete it’s life cycle in one year.  In the retail gardening industry these plants are intended for mass plantings and sold at their peak seasonal time. For instance, pansies are sold in early November and we stop selling them in March. Of course, it could be a longer […]

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Desert Evergreen Shrubs

Here is a list of Desert Evergreen Shrubs that do well in the Southwest.  Some of these plants are not native but will survive the hottest part of the mid-summer seasons providing they are given lots of water.  Once established they do become tolerant to the mid-summer heat.  Moderate waterings are ok.  Use a good […]

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Fall Colors in Las Cruces

Fall Colors in Las Cruces. Trees that have good autumn color are Red Oaks, Sweet Gum ( yes, they do grow here too, we have one in our parking lot at Color Your World!), Chinese Pistache, Modesto, Bonita, Berrinda ash, Gingko Biloba, Bradford pear, and Bald Cypress to name a few. Some other plants that […]

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Care of Money Tree Plant

The Money Tree plant (Bombacaceae) The care of money tree plant.  This plant is more of a bonsai type houseplant. It will grow about 10ft. tall and the trunk is usually braided given it that bonsai look. Care of money tree plant for beginners. City water contains microorganisms and contaminants, that will make your Money Tree lose […]

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