Tree Landscaping

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Weeping Willow Landscape

Weeping Willow Landscape – (Salix babylonica) A great tree for the Southwest.  Nice long flowing branches that weep towards the ground.  It will grow about 50 ft. tall and 40 ft. wide.  It is one of the quickest growing trees in the Southwest area.  It does like lots of water…it is NOT a drought tolerant […]

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Carolina Laurel Tree

Carolina Laurel Tree

The Carolina Laurel Tree in the Southwest( ‘Bright ‘N Tight’ Carolina Cherry Laurel )It does very well in the southwest providing they are given lots of water during the first 3-4 years after initial planting. They are considered a water-loving tree around the Southwest and rightly so. They do like above moderate waterings once it is […]

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Fall Landscape Color

  Fall Landscape Color.  Get some landscape inspiration with these fall color trees and shrubs.  These photos were taken in and around the southwest.  Autumn is a great time to drive around the southwest countryside and enjoy the beautiful scenery. You can visit this website and see some of the greatest outdoor New Mexico scenery that is […]

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A Secret Backyard Garden: Designing A Fairytale Garden

A Secret Backyard Garden.  Beautiful outdoor spaces are places to relax, feel inspired, and revel in the beauty of nature. Nothing is better for the heart or soul than time spent surrounded by beautiful living things. Fairytales always seem to feature a gorgeous palace garden or wildflower forest as the backdrop for the uplifting drama. […]

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Evergreen Magnolia Trees

Evergreen Magnolia Trees. Many folks think the Magnolia tree will not do well in the Southwest but actually, they do.  Many think they need lots of H2O and humidity and this is partially true.  In the Southwest is usually hot and dry and humidity levels are low except during the monsoon season. How much water does […]

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The Redbud Tree

The Redbud Trees

The Redbud Trees are small to medium-sized deciduous tree that blooms in early spring.  The majority of them grow about 15-30 ft. tall which makes them a great candidate for a small backyard or patio.  They produce small finger-like deep dark lavender blooms that will eventually turn into a heart-shaped leaf. Redbud trees can tolerate […]

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Ways to Winterize Your Garden

Introduction Ways to Winterize Your Garden. When winter knocks the door, there are a lot of changes that do occur. Sometimes, the complete landscape is covered by frost, the presence of snow flurries, and blustering winds. But remember the landscape also includes the garden where you have planted. The effect of winter is that the […]

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The Arborvitae tree

The arborvitae tree

The Golden Dwarf Arborvitae tree (Thuja orientalis ‘Aurea Nana’) The Arborvitae tree is a really nice conifer tree.  Pictured above is the Golden Dwarf Arborvitae a compact dwarf evergreen shrub. With a pointed globe that rarely needs pruning. It is a bright golden yellow foliage that develops into a rich bronze color in winter. Plant them in pairs […]

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Raywood Ash Tree

The Raywood Ash Tree does well in the Southwest.  It likes full sun and can tolerate poor soils.   They have dark green foliage that turns an attractive burgundy red in fall. They are resistant to the Ash blight. It will lose its leaves in winter but bounces right back in mid-spring.  They tend to […]

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Fruit Fig Trees

Fruit Fig Trees for your backyard landscape. Did you know fruiting figs in the right conditions can grow up to 200 years?   The fig fruit will typically ripen from August to about late October depending on the cultivar and climate. Most trees come in 5 Ga. containers. They are deciduous and do give out […]

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