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Keeping Your Roses Healthy

Keeping your roses healthy.  As most of us know roses have beautiful flowers and look gorgeous in almost any type of setting or landscape.  But, they are somewhat of a challenge to grow no matter what part of the country you live in. A little history of roses Roses were grown abundantly in Central Asia? […]

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Care of Knock Out Roses

Care of Knock Out Roses

The care of Knock Out roses Care of Knock Out Roses. These roses continually produce blooms all spring and throughout the fall seasons in the Southwest.  They are self-cleaning this means very little dead-heading.  The blooms are a bright candy apple red color. Plant them several in a row to make a gorgeous hedge or […]

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Landscaping with Canna lilies

Landscaping with Canna lilies

Landscaping with Canna lilies (Cannaceae). If you are looking for a tropical look in your garden then cannas are the plants to have they thrive in the summer heat and will produce flowers over and over again. We also have Canna lily images on this post. The flowers are large and bright and the foliage […]

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Small Desert Plants: Desert landscape ideas for backyards

Small Desert Plants for the southwest.  These small cactus plants are great for a small Xeriscape landscape design.  Most will require little water and will tolerate full hot sun…perfect for those small hot places that are bare. Desert plants are susceptible to mealybugs and other insects.  Owners tend to neglect them because they are low […]

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Lavender Plants in The Garden

Lavender Plants in The Garden.  These plants can be used as hedges or stand-alone plants.  There are many types of Lavender that can be used in the garden.  Lavenders will give off a strong aromatic scent Below are some of the most common Lavenders.  In places where the temperatures reach over 110° Fahrenheit during the […]

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Insects and Diseases on plants

Insects and diseases on plants are a big problem for almost any part of the U.S. or in the world, and the Southwest U.S.region has its share of pests and diseases.  Many folks have no idea why a plant looks magnificent one day then almost withers away a few days later. It’s always best to […]

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The Podocarpus Hedge

The Podocarpus Hedge Plant (Podocarpus macrophyllus) Also called the African Fern Pine.  Is a great looking upright evergreen plant that can be used as a patio tree or hedge.  It can do well in larger containers for that formal topiary look.  It is grown and used for privacy screens, topiary landscape,  and hedges. The foliage […]

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Types of Succulent Pictures

Types of Succulent Pictures.  We have a ton of succulent images for those who want to know the names of the most common succulent plants. Succulents are a big family and what we have here are what most people purchase at local nurseries and greenhouse retail stores. These plants retain water making them water tolerant.  […]

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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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Red Tip Photinia

Red Tip Photinia

Red Tip Photinia (P. fraseri) – As the name suggests the tips of this plant are red almost year-round.  It is a  good looking evergreen hedge plant that is dense and grows quickly.  Great for blocking the neighbor’s view or as a privacy windbreak plant.  If left alone they will grow up to 12 ft. […]

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