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Sweet Potato Vine Plants

Sweet Potato Vine Plants

How to care for The Sweet Potato Vine. Where to place it and how it does in hot/cold weather.

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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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Plants that bloom all summer

Plants that bloom all summer

Plants that bloom all summer long throughout the hot summer months. In the Southwest it can get brutally hot, it is not unusual to see temperatures soar into the double digits from June until late August.  Most plants stop growing and blooms are non-existent.  Except, for some, and here in this article is a list […]

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Lady Banks Rose Landscape

Lady Banks Rose for landscape

Lady Banks Rose for landscape. The Lady Banks rose (Rosa banksiae) is a flowering thornless rose. If pruned correctly it can stand on its own trunks.  It is a vigorous grower and tolerates poor soil but will do better in good organic compost.  The most common one is the Yellow variety followed by the white […]

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List of ground cover plants

List of ground cover plants.  Many ground cover plants are vines that have no support.  You can plant them in the ground with well-composted soil.  But in and around the southwest most will do better in shady conditions.  Underneath a tree or morning, sun and afternoon shade works best. Here is a list of ground cover […]

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Black-Eyed Susan Plant

Black Eyed Susan plant – Backyard landscaping

Black-Eyed Susan plant(Rudbeckia hirta) for backyard landscaping.  Also called yellow daisies and brown Betty plants.  These are great plants for the summer season as they will bloom all summer.  They will normally come back year after year, yes, they are considered a perennial. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are attracted to the yellow flower with the […]

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Flowering Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea flowering plant

The Bougainvillea for Outdoor Decor The Bougainvillea flowering plant is a spectacular summer flowering plant.  It thrives in hot climates; this makes it perfect for the southwest regions of the U.S. What it doesn’t like is freezing temperatures.  If you live in areas below 32° Fahrenheit, you can still use the Bougainvillea. Read on for […]

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Coral Vine Plant

The Coral Vine Plant – (Antigonon leptopus) Is a fast-growing vine that does well in the southwest part of the U.S. The leaves are heart-shaped and fast-growing twigs that can easily climb fences, trellis, and arbors. The Coral Vine plant will attract butterflies, bees, and birds no matter where you live. During late spring and […]

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The Wisteria Vine about this Vine

The Wisteria Vine.  The most common is the Japanese purple Wisteria.  A good woody vine that is well known for its hanging clusters of fragrant, violet-blue, flowers that bloom in spring. However, they only bloom during the spring seasons.  But, some have been known to flower again during the fall season.  How to make them […]

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How to Grow Star Jasmine Vine

How to Grow Star Jasmine Vine (Trachelospermum jasminoides).  This vine will do well in the southwest providing you follow some of the recommendations outlined in this article. It is an exceptionally fast-growing evergreen vine that will do well in partial shade.  It does not mind the hot southwest weather but it will do better in […]

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