Outdoor Plants

Outdoor plants for the American Southwest.

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Grow Your Own Chile Peppers

Grow Your Own Chile Peppers

Grow your Own Chile Peppers.  If you are planting via seeds the best time to sow Chile seeds is in Late January or February providing you are planting them in a greenhouse or indoors.  The temperatures greenhouse/indoors should be between 60 to 70° F during the night, and up to 80° during the day time. […]

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Care of Dwarf Yaupon Holly

Dwarf Yaupon Holly Care

Dwarf Yaupon Holly Care and Planting.  The scientific name is “Ilex vomitoria ‘Nana’. This drought-tolerant evergreen plant

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Pineapple Guava Plant Care

Pineapple Guava Plant Care

he pineapple guava will produce a white flower with a showy red bottom.  Also, dark red spikes in the middle and dark green waxy leaves for a nice contrast combination.

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Poisonous plants in the desert

Poisonous plants in the Desert

Many are toxic to humans and pets, but some are more toxic than others. The thing to know is that all plants have some degree of toxic qualities in them.  The number of toxins in all plants varies, others only produce mild to severe reactions when touched. Some will only irritate the skin.

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Small Landscaping Trees

Small Landscaping Trees

Landscaping or redesigning your yard with trees can be an adventure when looking for small trees.  Smaller type trees can add so much to your home, in fact, they can add value to your home when and if you decide to sell your home.

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Lily of the Nile Plant

Lily of the Nile Plants

How to care for Lily of the Nile Plants (Agapanthus). Also called the African Daisy. They are beautiful plants that do well where there is lots of humidity and rain.  Long thick grassy-like spikes that look like Monkey grass. 

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Landscaping stone ideas

Landscaping Stone ideas

Landscaping with stones and rocks. You can use landscaping stones to accent certain portions of your yard, you can even plant some plants in these landscaping stones.

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Sweet Potato Vine Plants

Sweet Potato Vine Plants

How to care for The Sweet Potato Vine. Where to place it and how it does in hot/cold weather.

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pumice for plants

Tips on Using Pumice for Drought-Tolerant Plants: 4 Uses You Can’t Go Wrong With!

Here are some of the most proven work tips on using pumice for drought-tolerant plants. What is Pumice? Pumice; a porous, volcanic rock is one of the most popular soil additives because of its prominent features such as allowing airflow around plant roots, increasing drainage rates, and loosening heavy potting mixes. Alternatively, it can be […]

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Nandina Plant in Pot

Heavenly Bamboo Plants

Heavenly Bamboo Plants for color and landscape design (Nandina Domestica).  Also called Nandina, Sacred Bamboo and come in numerous sizes and varieties.  It is commonly called Heavenly Bamboo.  It is grown for its year-round foliage green in spring and summer, and depending on the variety will turn a red-bronze color in late fall and throughout […]

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