Perennials

Best Indoor Low Maintenance Plants

Best Indoor Low Maintenance Plants

Here is a list of the best indoor low maintenance plants for those who are looking for easy care plants for indoor decoration. Many non-gardening people want indoor plants and they want pretty, flowering, low water plants that are easy to maintain!  It’s not as hard as some people think.  Below are some good plants […]

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The Jujube Tree

The Jujube Tree

The Jujube Tree is a small tree that will drop its leaves in winter.  Also called the Ziziphus jujuba, Chinese Jujuba or the red date tree.  In the Southwest, It grows to about 15-30ft. in height and 10ft. in width larger in places where there is lots of rainfall.   It produces a small date-like fruit.  […]

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The Mexican Hat Plant

The Mexican Hat Plant

The Mexican Hat Plant (Ratibida columnifera).  Sometimes called the prairie coneflower.  An easy to care for plant that does well throughout the southwest and the mid-west plains.  The flower is a deep red and yellow color resembling a “Mexican Hat” or Sombrero.  It is considered a herbaceous perennial. Where to place the Mexican Hat Plant? Plant […]

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The Mexican Heather Plant

The Mexican Heather Plant – Cuphea hyssopifolia.  Also called false heather.  A small plant that will bloom in mid-summer until fall.  Produces small but profuse flowers even in the Southwest heat. Where to plant it? Place in a nice container or plant them in the front of other taller evergreen shrubs.  Plant several in a […]

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The Hardy Hibiscus Plant

The Hardy Hibiscus Plant (Hibiscus moscheutos) Also called Rose Mallow and Swamp mallow. The hummingbirds love this plant! It loves to be in water but once established it will become drought tolerant. It starts to bloom around summer and continue to bloom until October.  A fast-growing plant that is perfectly suited for the southwestern heat. How Tall and […]

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Roses for the Southwest

Roses for the Southwest

Roses for the southwest.  How do you care for them? It is a bit tricky especially in the Southwest where temperatures can get as high as 115 or more during the mid-summer seasons. But the good news is that it is not as hard as some people may believe. In the Southwest and there are 6 […]

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Abelia Plants

Abelia Plants

Abelia Plants (Abelia x grandiflora).  A great plant for the Southwest as they are evergreen and will flower throughout the summer months. They are moderate watering shrubs once they become established. They will change colors as the seasons go by. The growth rate about 3-4″ per year but compact in shape and can be used as […]

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The Golden Rain Tree

The Golden Rain Tree.  (Koelreuteria paniculata) A good looking small to medium sized shade/ornamental tree.  It will grow about 30-40 tall and wide. It is considered an invasive tree species in places where there is lots of rain and moisture.  It produces lots of seed pods that are spread out during the fall season thus […]

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Best practices for watering your garden

This article is by – Matthew James If you want your garden to thrive and grow strong and healthy plants, it is important to know all the important tips and tricks. One of the most important aspects of gardening is, of course, the watering apart. Find out about the best practices for watering your garden, and […]

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Landscaping with Crape Myrtles

Crape Myrtles plants love full sun and rich loamy soil, they like humidity and can tolerate the southwestern heat. Providing they get plenty of water when first planted. They do like circulation so be sure to plant them away from other heavy foliage trees or plants. Newly planted Crape Myrtles need lots of water, preferably twice […]

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