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List Shade Loving Plants

List Shade Loving Plants.  Often times when I observe my landscape area I see shady spots and wonder what type of plant will do well in that area?  You too have probably had those thoughts? So without further ado here are is a list of plants that like shade. Hostas Hostas are grown for their […]

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Best Air Purifier Plants

Best Air Purifier Plants. Indoor pollution is a big problem in the U.S. there are environmental hazards everywhere from hydrocarbons to polyurethane.  These chemicals are found in homes, offices, automobiles and in the earth’s atmosphere!  There are also glues, paints, varnishes and many more harmful toxins; too many for me to list here. Plants to help […]

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Coleus plants in the Garden

Coleus Plants in Garden

Coleus Plants in Garden.  Coleus (Solenostemon spp.) is grown mainly for foliage color.  They provide great filler for pots during the growing season.  They come in numerous colors and are easy to propagate just snip off a leaf put it in good potting soil water and it will take.  These plants are tropical and their […]

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How to Grow Star Jasmine Vine

How to Grow Star Jasmine Vine (Trachelospermum jasminoides).  This vine will do well in the southwest providing you follow some of the recommendations outlined in this article. It is an exceptionally fast growing evergreen vine that will do well in partial shade.  It does not mind the hot southwest weather but it will do better […]

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Hyssop Flower

A Perennial for Southwestern landscapes. The Hyssop Flower (Agastache Cana) – This great little plant will grow to about 15″ tall and about 18″ wide.  It is a prolific bloomer from about late summer to late fall in and around the southwest.  This variety is a showy lavender rose-colored flower.  It is an easy plant […]

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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. There are several varieties that you can use for your Desert landscaping needs. These trees are prevalent along the arroyos and ditch banks of the desert southwest.  They propagate when seed pods dry and fall to the ground. […]

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Gardening tips in cold weather

Gardening tips in cold weather. Winters are short around the Southwest.  Many folks won’t shut off the A/C unit until mid-November. Winter can be a hard time for gardens and gardeners but here are a few winter gardening tips that will help your plants and your garden landscape survive the cold winter months. Here are my “Gardening […]

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The Mesquite Tree

The Mesquite Tree

The Mesquite tree (Prosopis glandulosa) or is it a large bush?  In its natural habitat, it is a desert bush that needs little water and tolerates poor soils.  It will lose its leaves in winter (deciduous) but will always bounce back right after the last freeze.  Most folks look for the mesquite to leaf out […]

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Plumbago Plants

Plumbago Plants (In Your Garden)

Plumbago Plants for your garden.  Below is the Royal Cape Plumbago (Plumbagoo auriculatla ‘Monott’) In the Southwest this plant will bloom from early spring all the way to mid-fall.  A very hardy plant with a bright showy blue flower.  This is a perfect plant that can be used for contrasting color to other plants that give out […]

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Grasses for the Southwest

Variegated Sweet Flag Grass

Variegated Sweet Flag Grass is good for the southwest.  It does well and is considered an evergreen grass in warmer regions such as the lower elevations of the Southwest.  Rich yellow and green long leaves that sway back and forth when the days are windy.  The foliage is Variegated this means it has more than […]

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