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Easy Tree Stump Removal

Easy Tree Stump Removal.  Let us face it tree stumps are hard to remove and expensive  You could rent a stump grinder or hire a maintenance landscaper to do this job for you.  But again it can be somewhat expensive.  But it can be done as a DIY job. A stump grinder or Cutter   […]

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Madagascar Palm Plants

Madagascar Palm Plants

Madagascar Palm Plants (Pachypodium lamerei ). This plant comes from an island called “Madagascar”.  The island is located on the east coast of Africa.  They do well indoors where there is lots of light, in front of a large southwest-facing window will do the job.  It is considered a low watering plant perfect for those […]

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Calathea Indoor Plants – Indoor foliage plants

Calathea Indoor Plants are used for indoor decor. They are tropical plants but will do well indoors almost anywhere in the Southwest.  There are many species and the one below is the Orbifolia Calathea. Orbifolia Calathea The Calathea Ornata   The Rattlesnake plant Calathea Zebra Plant   The Prayer Plant The prayer plants will open […]

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How to Avoid Fungal Diseases on trees and plants

How to Avoid Fungal Diseases on trees and plants

How to Avoid Fungal Diseases on trees and plants.  One big problem with gardening no matter what part of the world you live in is a fungus AKA fungus blight.  One question I get often is  “Where does this fungus come from?”  Well, it comes from too much moisture and humid conditions. Is fungus a […]

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The Palo Verde Tree

The Palo Verde tree (Cercidium-Parkinsonia) also known as the Desert Museum Palo Verde. It is an exceptional tree for the Southwest.  It is a Hybrid of the common Palo Verde tree that is native to the Sonoran and Southwest desert.  Flowering Palo Verde It produces a mass of beautiful small yellow flowers in late spring.  […]

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How to grow organic potatoes

How to grow organic Potatoes

Are you thinking of growing potatoes at home during this lockdown? Thumbs up, go for it! Potatoes can be very easily grown at home with just a bit of guidance.  How to grow organic Potatoes at home. How to grow organic Potatoes at Home? Yes, growing potatoes is quite simple and easy. Although being easy […]

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Desert Willow Tree

Desert Willow Tree (Chilopsis linearis) is a low watering spring blooming tree. It does well in the southwest.  The leaf is long, narrow and curved thus its botanical name Linearis. The one pictured below is the most common.  There are several varieties that you can use for your desert landscaping needs.  A true native Desert willow […]

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Monstera plant care light

Monstera plant care light

Monstera plant care light (Monstera deliciosa).  This plant is well suited for indoor decoration especially for those who are looking for large plants to fill a big space.  Do not plant it outdoors unless your climate region does not have temperatures below 32° degree Fahrenheit. Indoor Decoration Plant Also known as the Split Leaf Philodendron […]

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Keeping Your Roses Healthy

Keeping your roses healthy.  As most of us know roses have beautiful flowers and look gorgeous in almost any type of setting or landscape.  But they are somewhat of a challenge to grow especially around the American Southwest where rain is low, and the air is dry. A little history of roses Roses were grown […]

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Changing pH in Soil - Acid or Alkaline Conditions

Changing pH in Soil – Acid or Alkaline Conditions

Changing pH in Soil – Acid or Alkaline Conditions.  So what exactly is pH? In layman’s terms, it means a scale used to specify the acidity or alkaline conditions of the soil.  Ideally, you want a neutral reading on a pH meter.  But some plants like acidic soil and others like alkaline soil. In and […]

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