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 blended with premium earthworm castings, bat guano, and Pacific Northwest sea-going fish and crab meal. Composted […]

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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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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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Pruning tips and tools

Pruning tips and tools.  The best time to prune trees and shrubs is January through March.  However, removing dead branches can be removed any time of the year. Pruning unsightly trees will create a good-looking landscaping area and will increase the lifespan of any tree or plant. And if done correctly will increase the productivity of […]

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The Yellow Bird of Paradise Plant

The Yellow Bird of Paradise Plant (caespalpinia gilliesii) is very drought tolerant, hardy plant for the southwest.  It has large yellow flowers and striking long red stamens.  Its great for rock, or xeriscaping gardens.  It will grow to about 5 maybe 6 ft. tall and wide.  It works great for a small screen or light hedge. […]

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Mexican Bird of Paradise

The Mexican Bird of Paradise Plant (Caesalpinia Mexicana).  Has a distinct yellow flower and is considered a large shrub.  Its actually pretty easy to make it grow as a small tree.  So it would be perfect for a patio area for a small backyard.  It is very drought tolerant and can tolerate freezing temperatures. It […]

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