Mediterranean palm tree Information

Last Updated on July 21, 2019 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 […]

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This is a pretty house a ramble on the exterior front doorway area. Lots of landscaping plants and trees and large windows make this a very welcoming home.

How to landscape in the Southwest

Last Updated on February 15, 2020 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 […]

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How to get rid of Weeds

Last Updated on January 20, 2016 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” […]

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What are Perennials

Last Updated on December 26, 2017 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 […]

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Best organic soils

Last Updated on January 27, 2019 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 […]

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What are Annual Plants

Last Updated on March 18, 2018 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 […]

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Fall Colors in Las Cruces

Last Updated on August 18, 2019 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 […]

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Pruning tips and tools

Last Updated on April 24, 2020 Pruning tips and tools.  The best time to prune trees and shrubs is January through March.  However, removing dead branches can be removed at 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 […]

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The Yellow Bird of Paradise Plant

Last Updated on February 25, 2020 The Yellow Bird of Paradise Plant (caespalpinia gilliesii) is a very drought tolerant, hardy plant for the southwest.  It has large yellow flowers and striking long red stamens.  It’s a great plant for rock or xeriscaping gardens.  It will grow to about 5 maybe 6 ft. tall and wide.  It […]

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Mexican Bird of Paradise

Last Updated on January 20, 2016 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 […]

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