Fruit Trees

Types of Pecan Trees

Types of pecan trees

Last Updated on July 31, 2020 Types of pecan trees in the Southwest. These tips are for a backyard or small pecan orchard landscaping. Western Schley – This pecan tree will do best in the arid desert southwest. And is the most common pecan tree in the Southwest U.S.  It is a self-pollinator and produces […]

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Fruit Fig Trees

Last Updated on March 6, 2020 Fruit Fig Trees for your backyard landscape. Did you know fruiting figs in the right conditions can grow up to 200 years?   The fig fruit will typically ripen from August to about late October depending on the cultivar and climate. Most trees come in 5 Ga. containers. They […]

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How to keep birds away from fruit trees

How to keep birds away from fruit trees

Last Updated on February 2, 2020 How to keep birds away from fruit trees.  Before we get ahead and find the right way to keep birds away from your fruit trees it is important to note that it is illegal to kill most migratory birds.  Except for pigeons, house sparrows, and European starlings.  Each state has […]

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How to grow larger fruit

Last Updated on January 21, 2020   Fruit trees are easy to grow in the southwest but often the fruit we yield is much smaller than what you see in the grocery store! If you grow fruit trees and would like to know “How to grow larger fruit” then this article is for you. How […]

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Early Blooming Trees and Plants

Last Updated on March 8, 2020 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 […]

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Growing Grape Vines at Home

Growing Grape Vines at Home

Last Updated on May 30, 2020 Growing Grape Vines at Home.  A list of Grape Vines you can grow in your backyard in and around the southwest.  Most grapevines tolerate poor soils but will do better with good loamy well-drained soils.  Caliche or hard types soils are not ideal for the growing of grapevines. How […]

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Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree

Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree

Last Updated on September 29, 2019 Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree.  Also called the Dwarf Strawberry bush.  For something different in the garden you might want to try planting this great evergreen tree/shrub.  It produces edible strawberry-like fruit and a showy white flower that bloom at the same time.  The blooming season is late fall and […]

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The Jujube Tree

The Jujube Tree

Last Updated on July 25, 2019 The Jujube Tree is a small tree that will drop its leaves in winter.  Also called the Ziziphus jujuba, Chinese Jujuba or the red date tree.  In the Southwest, It grows to about 15-30ft. in height and 10ft. in width larger in places where there is lots of rainfall.  […]

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Ways to Winterize Your Garden

Last Updated on September 15, 2017 Introduction Ways to Winterize Your Garden. When winter knocks the door, there are a lot of changes that do occur. Sometimes, the complete landscape is covered by frost, the presence of snow flurries, and blustering winds. But remember the landscape also includes the garden where you have planted. The […]

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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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