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Outdoor plants for the American Southwest.

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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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Echinacea plant care

Echinacea plant Care | The Coneflower

Echinacea plant Care.  It took me forever to pronounce the name of this plant but it is pronounced eh·kuh·nay·shuh. Or you can just say the “Coneflower plant”. It is a herbaceous flowering plant and is in the daisy family. Their flowers are used for cuttings in most flower shops.  They look spectacular in rock gardens […]

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juniper bonsai

Care for a Juniper Bonsai Tree?

6 Things to Pay Attention To. Wondering how to care for a dwarf juniper bonsai tree? Are you familiar with the fact that Juniper bonsai trees are actually the quintessential bonsai specimen? They are a worldwide favorite because they are low-maintenance and extremely easy to shape, which actually makes them excellent starter plants. We advise […]

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The rain lily plant

The Rain Lily Plant

The Rain Lily Plant (Zephyranthes).  Depending on the type of Lily they will bloom white, light pink, dark pink, and orange flowers after heavy rainfall.  It is considered a bulb and can grow almost one ft. tall. The rain lily can tolerate full sun even in the hot American Southwest provided you give it ample […]

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Care of Purple Fountain Grass

Care of Purple Fountain Grass

The care of Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum Setaceum ‘Rubrum’) will do well in and around the American Southwest.  It does well in USDA zones 8 – 10 and needs to be cut down each year in cooler climates.  It produces nice spiky arching plumes and purple/bronze colored thin leaf blades thus its common name. Perennial […]

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Canna lily in pot

Canna Lily Plant Care

Canna Lily Plant Care how to water and prune.  The biggest care tip is that these plants like regular watering and fertilizing.  They can tolerate some shade but will need at least 5-6 hrs. of sunlight for the best results.  They are considered perennials in and around the Southwest regions, meaning they will come back […]

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Watering Plants During Drought

Watering your plants during drought season.  Around the Southwest, the drought season is every year starting in late spring and lasting until mid-fall. The lakes are low and water rights are always going through legal maneuvering.  A few clouds around the horizon but they rarely amount to anything. It is tough to conserve water when […]

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What are the Most Common Aloe Vera Plant Problems and How to Fix Them

What are the Most Common Aloe Vera Plant Problems and How to Fix Them?

In this article, we will talk about the most common aloe vera plant problems and how to fix them. Aloe barbadensis miller, well known as aloe Vera, is a succulent with Arabian Peninsula origins and with over 500 species worldwide.  Like many other garden plants, aloe vera requires special attention when it comes to maintenance. […]

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Red Yucca Plants

Red Yucca Plants

How to Take Care of Red Yucca Plants in Pots: Simple Tips for the Home Gardener In this article, we will talk about how to take care of red yucca. A little-known plant called red yucca can turn a backyard into an oasis. Red yucca is a succulent perennial that grows in dry climates and […]

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Best Way to Grow Cherry Tomatoes

The Best way to grow cherry tomatoes.  There are numerous ways to grow these sweet, delicious tomatoes.  You can grow them indoors, outdoors, in pots, and in garden beds. One main reason I love cherry tomatoes is that they are one of the easiest tomatoes to grow. They grow quickly and depending on the variety […]

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