Texas Red Oak Information

Texas Red Oak Tree Information

Texas Red Oak Tree Information (Quercus buckleyi). A good looking tree for the southwest and other parts of the west.  I love this for its hardiness and overall looks.  Many folks do not realize Red Oak trees will do well here particularly the Texas Red Oak.  It is native to south-central Texas but can be […]

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Ginkgo Biloba tree information

Ginkgo Biloba tree information

Ginkgo biloba tree information.  Also called the Maidenhair Tree.  A great tree for ornamental or shade purposes. It is known for its unique fan-shaped leaf and brilliant golden fall color. Be sure to purchase the male strain of this tree. What does it look like Proportional branching creates a remarkable upright landscape accent, eventually becoming […]

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Coral Vine Plant

The Coral Vine Plant – (Antigonon leptopus) Is a fast growing vine that does well in the southwest part of the U.S. The leaves are heart-shaped and fast-growing twigs that can easily climb fences, trellis, and arbors. The Coral Vine plant will attract butterflies, bees, and birds in no matter where you live. During late spring and […]

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Rose Bush Problems

IDENTIFYING COMMON ROSE PROBLEMS Be sure to follow all label instructions and local state regulation regarding insecticides. Rosebush problems solved no matter where you live. How to grow beautiful roses. Aphids are insects and they love new growth on roses. Aphids are very small bugs about 1/8 inch long. They are green, red, black or brown […]

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Turk’s Cap Plant

Turk’s Cap Plant (Malvaviscus arboreus) also called the wax plant, Texas mallow, and red mallow. This is one shrub that grows really fast and grows about 6-7 ft. tall and about 4-5 ft wide.  It is a hardy shrub that can tolerate the hot southwest sun or the cold 20-18° degree cold weather. If you are […]

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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 70ft. high and about 100 ft wide at aboput 30-40 years of age. This tree is an evergreen in the southwest. However, it does like to shed its leaves […]

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Viburnum Tinus Shrub

Viburnum Tinus Shrub

Viburnum Tinus Shrub or Viburnum tinus ‘Compactum’is a handsome evergreen plant that does well in the Southwest.  Most Viburnums cannot tolerate the hot summer southwest heat.  But this one will! Also called the “Spring Bouquet Plant”.   A good looking evergreen shrub with dark green foliage and fragrant,  light pinkish white spring flowers right around early […]

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Beaming Health with Neem

Beaming Health with Neem. If you happen to visit Pastapur, a village about three hours from Hyderabad, you’d be privy to the fascinating lore of a neem tree, 90 years old. Under its copious shade, you will see women and cattle sitting, and, children hanging on its branches. The women will tell you how the tree […]

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Best Air Purifier Plants

Best Air Purifier Plants. Indoor pollution is a big problem in the U.S. there are environmental hazards everywhere from hydrocarbons to polyurethane.  These chemicals are found in homes, offices, automobiles and in the earth’s atmosphere!  There are also glues, paints, varnishes and many more harmful toxins; too many for me to list here. Plants to help […]

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Purple Heart Plant

The Purple Heart Plant (Setcreasea pale).  A great looking succulent that retains its leaves throughout the summer and fall seasons. It is a vigorous plant that spreads quickly and is considered a ground cover.  The stems are thick and contain mostly water. The Purple Heart Plant Thick purple leaves and stems with a bright small […]

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