Yellow Bells Plant

Yellow Bells Plant

Last Updated on July 12, 2020 The Yellow Bells Scientific Name: Bignoniaceae (above) Also called Esperanza plant (Spanish – Hope) or the Yellow Tecoma Stans.  It does best in full sun but can tolerate some shade. Dark green leaves beautiful yellow Trumpet flowering blooms in spring into mid-summer. Fast-growing in the desert southwest. It can grow up […]

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Raywood Ash Fall

Raywood Ash Tree

Last Updated on September 15, 2019 The Raywood Ash Tree (Fraxinus oxycarpa) does well in the Southwest.  It likes full sun and can tolerate poor soils.   They have dark green foliage that turns an attractive burgundy red in fall. They are resistant to the Ash blight. It will lose its leaves in winter but […]

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Health Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

Health Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

Last Updated on August 20, 2017 The health benefits of gardening for seniors.  For many seniors, gardening is the perfect post-retirement activity. It offers many benefits, both physical and mental, and there are plenty of programs available to enable this new hobby. In addition to health benefits, for people struggling to find new routine and rhythm […]

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Witchita Blue Juniper

Wichita Blue Juniper

Last Updated on February 2, 2020 The Wichita Blue Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum). An evergreen conifer that does very well around the Southwest.  It is drought tolerant and requires very little maintenance.  It does not produce berries or cones this means very little maintenance or pruning. It grows to about 15. ft tall sometimes up to […]

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Successful Container Gardening

Fast growing vines for fences

Last Updated on October 13, 2019 Fast-Growing Vines for Fences Fast-growing vines for fences are a great way to landscape your home.  They are low maintenance and look great along with a wall or fence. If you’ve got a chain-link fence, brick, or rock fence, then growing a vine over it can be a quick […]

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Vegetable Gardening Tips

Grow your own food Healthy Lifestyle

Last Updated on January 31, 2020   Grow your own food Healthy Lifestyle Flower gardens can be absolutely stunning. A properly landscaped garden is more than an eye-pleaser. It creates a healthy environment for families to spend time together as well as creating a filter for all those negative CO2 emissions that come with living in […]

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Vegetables Gardening Tips

How to start a container garden

Last Updated on January 21, 2020 How to start a container garden. You will have to decide if you want to grow vegetables or flowering plants or maybe both? Indoors and outdoor container gardening does require different gardening rules.  There are some things you should know before you start buying plants, pots, soil, tools, and […]

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Gardening Safety Tips for Seniors

Last Updated on May 17, 2017 We often hear of seniors being encouraged to take up gardening, but how safe is it as an activity for the older generation? There’s no doubt that there are numerous benefits of gardening for people of all ages. But for older people, gardening helps maintain muscle strength, reduce depression and encourages a […]

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Easy spring gardening tips

Last Updated on February 25, 2020 Here are some gardening tips for spring.  Do not pull out your lantana or red bird of paradise plants!  If you planted them last year or the year before they are still new and will not spring out until it gets much hotter.  Typically when the weather gets consistently […]

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How To Get Your Garden Summer Ready

Last Updated on March 18, 2018 As we creep closer to summer the weather is already warming up. Luckily for us, this means we can spend more time outdoors and make use of our gardens once again. For some, the harsh winter weather will have left the garden in a condition that isn’t so inviting […]

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