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Baja fairy duster plant

What is the Baja fairy duster plant? It is a plant that is native to southwest California and the northern part of Mexico.  It goes by many names the chuparosa, tabardillo, zapotillo and its botanical name the Calliandra californica.  It will grow about 4 maybe 5 ft. tall and wide. There are not too many […]

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Creeping phlox landscape

Creeping Phlox Landscape

The creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) for landscape.  A beautiful spring flowering plant to use as a small groundcover. It is a plant that blooms from about early spring until early or mid-summer.  It will do well in full sun but the blooms will last longer if planted in morning sun and afternoon shade in and […]

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Snapdragons

Snapdragon Plant Care

Snapdragon Plant care.  These plants are also called Antirrhinum, dragon flower or the Spanish name “boca de dragón”.  They will bloom throughout the spring seasons and into early summer.  Once it gets hot they start to fizzle out in the hot southwest summer heat.  But to make them bloom longer and look better trying placing […]

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Garden stock plants

Garden stock plants

Garden stock plants are also known as Matthiola incana plants.  Commonly called Stock Plants, hoary Stock or just Stock.  These colorful plants are grown as annuals in the Southwest and other parts of the country.  They are grown and used in flowering bed gardens and planted for their pleasant sweet smell and their wonderous flowering […]

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Indoor Fern Plant Care

How to care for indoor plants

How to care for indoor plants.  Most people will spend time indoors rather than outdoors during the winter or hot seasons.  Here are some great ideas and tips to help you enjoy great-looking indoor plants throughout the cold or hot summer months. First, here is a list of indoor plants that are easy to care […]

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Design your perfect garden

Design your perfect garden

Now is the time to design your perfect garden. Outdoor gardening is something that many do for a love of nature and for a chance to relax. Some do a little and are happy with that, but others take it much more seriously. They may come up with amazing garden designs that would take your […]

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Plants that are attracted to bees

Plants that attract bees

Plants that attract bees.  Most folks know honey bees are on the endangered species list but are they? They are not on the endangered list.   The yellow-face bee that is native to Hawaii is on the list but the Common honey bee is not. This is what snopes.com has to say about the Yellow-Face Bee. […]

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A guide to lawn care

A Guide to Lawn Care for Busy People

A Guide to Lawn Care.  How often have you walked past a house with a neglected lawn? Probably too many times to count. With so many other commitments it’s easy to forget about the garden and let it become overrun with weeds or let it dry out so much that it looks like you’ve got […]

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Red Yarrow Pictures Landscape

Yarrow Plant Pictures Landscape

Yarrow Plant Pictures Landscape (Achillea millefolium) you can use for landscaping.  These plants can be used in rock gardens or in any area that has full sun.  The common Yarrow goes by many names, bloodwort, devil’s nettle, staunch weed, and many others.  It will grow up to 2-3 ft. tall if conditions are just right. […]

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The Italian Cypress Tree

The Italian Cypress tree

The Italian Cypress tree (Cupressus sempervirens) care and information.  This tree is a conifer meaning evergreen foliage it will grow up to 80 ft. tall and about 3-4 ft. wide.  I’ve seen this tree in many landscaping scenes from new homes to state and city landscapes.  But oftentimes newly planted ones will die due to […]

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