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Best pots for indoor plants

Best pots for indoor plants

Best pots for indoor plants.  Indoor pottery will come in a wide range of colors, materials, and sizes. Terra-Cotta These types of pots are unglazed and are made of clay.   They are fired up at temperatures of more than 1500 F.  They are porous which means the pot itself will absorb water and soil.  You […]

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The Pitcher Plant Care

The Monkey Plant Care

The Monkey Plant Care.  What exactly is this plant?  Well, first of all, it is a carnivorous plant meaning it eats insects and small reptiles. The scientific name is Nepenthes and it has many names the most common is the Pitcher plant because it resembles a pitcher vase or container. How to Care for the […]

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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. The foliage will change colors as the seasons go by. In mid-winter, the leaves will turn a light burgundy color. The growth rate is […]

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Planting Violas

Planting Violas  (Violaceae family) in the southwest is a bit challenging.  These colorful plants love the fun during the spring seasons however once the hot summer heat arrives it’s best to place them in shade.  Weeds and Violas will compete with water so it is important to remove all weeds that are nearby. Use them […]

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Preparing garden for fall

Preparing garden for fall

Preparing your garden for fall Preparing the garden for fall. Ahhh, fall! With the changing colors, the bright, sunny days, and the cool, crisp nights, autumn is the perfect time to work in the garden. After a hot summer, the still-warm soil protects the root systems of new plantings, helps divided perennials survive the cut, […]

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Ajuga Reptans Plants

Ajuga Reptans Plants

What are Ajuga Reptans plants?  They go by other names mainly Bugleweed, Carpet Bugle, Carpet weed, and ground pine.  These plants are low-growing easy to maintain plants and used for ground cover in gardens, landscapes, or containers.  They are mostly used and grown for there attractive foliage colors. Most gardeners use them in pots for […]

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How to block neighbors view of my yard

How to block neighbors view of my yard

Here is a question I get all the time “How to block neighbors view of my yard”?  What you need are privacy plants,  It seems folks want something that will block the neighbors from looking into your yard.  Often times they want to block the view of the neighbor’s yard.  Either way, there are plants […]

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The Mesquite Tree

The Mesquite Tree

The Mesquite tree (Prosopis glandulosa) or is it a large bush?  In its natural habitat, it is a desert bush that needs little water and tolerates poor soils.  It will lose its leaves in winter (deciduous) but will always bounce back right after the last freeze.  Most folks look for the Mesquite to leaf out […]

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To prune or not to prune

To prune or not to prune This is the time of year (winter) the majority of pruning should be done. However, there are certain flowering trees and shrubs that should not be pruned at this time of year. The list includes wisteria, lilac, forsythia, viburnum, flowering quince, flowering almond, spirea, banks rose, redbud, and the purple […]

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How to Care for Chrysanthemums

How to Care for chrysanthemums aka Mums. Most folks call these colorful plants Mums.  They thrive and flower during the fall seasons.  Mums like the cool nights and warm days of the southwest this is when nurseries large and small will sell them. The garden mums are perennials and will come back the following year […]

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