Shrubs

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Colorful petunia plants

Colorful petunia plants – Petunias are plants that have a wide range of color.  They are good in garden boxes, hanging baskets, decorative pots or just planted in the ground.  The colors and varieties are amazing. They are considered annuals and do not like freezing temperatures. Petunias come in Grandiflora, Multiflora, Milliflora, and the Wave […]

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Insects and Diseases on plants

Insects and diseases on plants are a big problem for almost any part of the U.S. or in the world, and the southwest region has its share of pests and diseases.  Many folks have no idea why a plant looks magnificent one day then almost withers away a few days later. It’s always best to […]

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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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Pyracantha Varieties

Pyracantha varieties. The pyracantha plant is it a vine or a shrub?  It’s actually both as you can train it into a large shrub or train it to grow along the side of a fence or wall.  It is a standalone vine or a vine that does not need support. It will generate a ton […]

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Patio Tree Roses

Patio Tree Roses.  Tree roses are great for outdoor decoration.  They work great on a courtyard, patio or at the front entrance with a decorative container. Our tree roses come from WeeksRoses.com.  We will usually stock these roses during spring, summer and fall seasons. Call our stores at 575 521-0496 or 575 523-1530 and ask […]

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Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush – Buddleia davidii Butterfly Bush.  They like full sun or partial shade and lots of water for the first 2 years or so and is a perennial in the southwest. These beautiful plants will grow in almost any soil and they provide a strong lilac fragrance. The blooms have long spike-like blooms that last 3-4 […]

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Texas Sage Bushes

Texas sage bushes are adapted to the southwest heat. All are drought tolerant and hardy for Xeriscape landscapes or rock gardens. They are normally insect and disease tolerant.  They are not really sage bushes at all the real name is Leucophyllums! Also, most folks call them sages, and that’s ok because that is what the […]

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The Wax Leaf Privet

The Wax Leaf Privet will do great in the Southwest.  It is a perennial and will stay green year round.  Grows to about 8-10 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide.  Nice shiny waxy foliage with a small creamy white flower in spring. If you are looking for a tall hedge this is the one to […]

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Euonymus Plants

Euonymus Plants

Euonymus Plants are great fast-growing evergreen shrubs that do well almost anywhere.  In the Southwest, they will thrive providing you nourish and water often.  They are not drought tolerant plants but can withstand the harsh mid-summer heat. Where to place them You can use them as stand-alone plants or in a container as shown below.  They are […]

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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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