Turks cap plant

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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Best practices for watering your garden

This article is by – Matthew James If you want your garden to thrive and grow strong and healthy plants, it is important to know all the important tips and tricks. One of the most important aspects of gardening is, of course, the watering apart. Find out about the best practices for watering your garden, and […]

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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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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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Water Collection Solutions for Sustainable Households

Water Collection Solutions.  Water is the driving force of all nature. Humans, animals, plants, we all need water to survive. We can manage for three weeks without food but only three to five days without water. There is no life without water because every cell in our body needs it to keep functioning. We are […]

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The Mexican Hat Plant

The Mexican Hat Plant

The Mexican Hat Plant (Ratibida columnifera).  Sometimes called the prairie coneflower.  An easy to care for plant that does well throughout the southwest and the mid-west plains.  The flower is a deep red and yellow color resembling a “Mexican Hat” or Sombrero.  It is considered a herbaceous perennial. Where to place the Mexican Hat Plant? Plant […]

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Patio Tree Roses

Patio Tree Roses.  Tree roses are great for outdoor decoration.  They work great on a courtyard, patio or at the front entrance with a decorative container. Our tree roses come from WeeksRoses.com.  We will usually stock these roses during spring, summer and fall seasons. Call our stores at 575 521-0496 or 575 523-1530 and ask […]

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How to choose the right Stihl chainsaw

How to choose the right Stihl chainsaw

How to choose the right Stihl chainsaw.  Are you thinking about purchasing a new right Stihl chainsaw but aren’t quite sure which one to choose? Let me give you a few tips that will help get you pointed in the right direction chainsaws are a versatile and time-saving tool. They’re very powerful it’s important that […]

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How to Create a Hanging Garden

How to Create a Hanging Garden

How to Create a Hanging Garden. Making a hanging garden in your house is a fresh and innovative design idea and will definitely make your home stand out. There are many different ways of making one, and it is only a matter of what you like, what you want and what suits you and your […]

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Santolina Plant

Santolina Plant

Santolina Plant (Santolina chamaecyparissus). There are several types of Santolina and the most common one is the Gray Cotton variety. Also called the cotton lavender plant. A nice small pale yellow button-like flower. It loves sandy alkaline soil perfect for the dry arid Southwest.  It is drought tolerant once it becomes established usually after the first […]

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