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Pink India Hawthorn Plants

The Pink India Hawthorn plant (Rhaphiolepis indica)  is truly a sight to behold. With its delicate pink blossoms and lush green foliage, it adds a touch of elegance and beauty to any garden or landscape. It is Native to India thus its name.  This plant is known for its ability to thrive in various climates […]

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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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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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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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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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Passion Vine Care

Passion Vine Care

Passion Vine Care and where to plant (Passiflora caerulea).  Also called the Passion flower and the Maypop plant, why because the blooms pop in May.  There are many passion vines but this one is an excellent vine to plant in your garden and will do well in and around the Southwest. It is native to […]

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