The Care of Live Christmas Trees

The Care of Live Christmas Trees

The Care of Live Christmas Trees.  What exactly is a Live Christmas Tree?  Well, It is a live evergreen conifer tree that you can use to decorate for the Christmas season.  The root system is encased in a burlap sack and sometimes this balled up sack is reinforced with chicken wire.  The majority of these […]

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Dusty Miller Plant

Dusty Miller Plant Care – Silver Ragwort

The Dusty Miller Plant care (Jacobaea Maritima).  Also called the Silver Ragwort plant.  The first time I saw this plant I thought it was a type of unwanted weed.  But once I saw it grow larger and blend in with the other garden plants I quickly learned to love them. I’ve seen many customers at […]

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The Podocarpus Hedge

The Podocarpus Hedge Plant (Podocarpus macrophyllus) Also called the African Fern Pine.  Is a great looking upright evergreen plant that can be used as a patio tree or hedge.  It can do well in larger containers for that formal topiary look.  It is grown and used for privacy screens, topiary landscape,  and hedges. The foliage […]

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Identify trees by leaves

Identify trees by leaves

Identify trees by leaves – You can click on each image for a larger view. The majority of the images come from in and around the Southwest New Mexico area.  Others are from bigstock.com images. Learn more about the Texas Red Oak Information. The Chinese Pistache tree is in my opinion the best ornamental/shade tree […]

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Types of Succulent Pictures

Types of Succulent Pictures.  We have a ton of succulent images for those who want to know the names of the most common succulent plants. Succulents are a big family and what we have here are what most people purchase at local nurseries and greenhouse retail stores. These plants retain water making them water tolerant.  […]

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Chinese Pistache Tree

Chinese Pistache Trees – Southwest Landscape

Chinese Pistache Trees for landscaping (Pistacia chinensis). The Chinese Pistache tree (non-bearing) is small to a medium-sized ornamental and of course, it is native to China.   A very drought tolerant hardy tree for regions where rainwater is low but still want a good hardy tree for shade or ornamental landscape.  It is related to the […]

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Early Blooming Trees and Plants

Early Blooming Trees and Plants Flowering Pear trees bloom in early spring Pyrus Calleryana ‘Bradford’ or Bradford Pear. The Aristocrat pear is very similar. Both have gorgeous white blooms that last about 2-4 weeks.  The Tree will grow to about 40-50 ft. tall and wide.  Nice thick dark green foliage spring through summer seasons. The foliage […]

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Fabian Aralia Plant

Fabian Aralia Plant For indoor decoration

Fabian Aralia Plant – For indoor decoration. (Polyscias Scutellaria).  An amazing plant that can be used as a houseplant for indoor decor.   It requires little to moderate watering. It will grow about 3 maybe 4 ft. tall and it is a tropical plant this means keep it away from extreme cold and hot weather conditions.  […]

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Hollywood Juniper Tree

Hollywood Juniper Tree

Hollywood Juniper Tree (Juniperus chinensis ‘Torulosa’).  Is a fast-growing Juniper up to 15-20 ft. in height and about 10-15 ft. wide.  A very hardy evergreen tree that will add interest to your landscape.  Plant 3-4 in a row for an interesting border wall.  The stems will twist and turn in all directions. Where to place […]

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The Italian Cypress Tree

The Italian Cypress tree

The Italian Cypress tree (Cupressus sempervirens) care and information.  This tree is a conifer meaning evergreen foliage it will grow up to 80 ft. tall and about 3-4 ft. wide.  I’ve seen this tree in many landscaping scenes from new homes to state and city landscapes.  But oftentimes newly planted ones will die due to […]

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