Shrubs

The rain lily plant

The Rain Lily Plant

The Rain Lily Plant (Zephyranthes).  Depending on the type of Lily they will bloom white, light pink, dark pink, and orange flowers after heavy rainfall.  It is considered a bulb and can grow almost one ft. tall. The rain lily can tolerate full sun even in the hot American Southwest providing you give it ample […]

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Care of Purple Fountain Grass

Care of Purple Fountain Grass

The care of Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’) will do well in and around the American Southwest.  It does well in USDA zones 8 – 10 and needs to be cut down each year in cooler climates.  It produces nice spiky arching plumes and purple/bronze colored thin leaf blades thus its common name. Perennial […]

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Canna lily in pot

Canna Lily Plant Care

Canna Lily Plant Care how to water and prune.  The biggest care tip is that these plants like regular watering and fertilizing.  They can tolerate some shade but will need at least 5-6 hrs. of sunlight for the best results.  They are considered perennials in and around the Southwest regions, meaning they will come back […]

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Passion Vine Care

Passion Vine Care

Passion Vine Care and where to plant.  Also called Passion flower and the Maypop plant, why because the blooms pop in May.  This vine is an excellent vine to plant in your garden and will do well in and around the Southwest.  It is native to Mexico and South America where there is plenty of […]

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Composting Mistakes

10 Gardening Hacks Every Gardener Should Know

10 Gardening Hacks.  If you want to set up a small garden in your home, we want you to know about these 10 amazing gardening hacks first. These hacks will make it easy for you to take care of your new garden and prevent the common problems faced by other beginners. So let’s get started. […]

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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 especially around the American Southwest where rain is low, and the air is dry. A little history of roses Roses were grown […]

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New Mexico Privet

New Mexico Privet

The New Mexico Privet (Forestiera Pubescens) is a good looking multi-trunk shrub and it can also be used as a small ornamental tree.  It is easy to grow in and around the Southwest area especially in New Mexico thus its name.  It is deciduous meaning it will lose its leave during the winter seasons. It […]

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Gaura Plant Care

Gaura Plant Care

Gaura plant care for southwest landscaping.  Gauras (lindheimeri) are great perennial spiky plants that seem to bloom forever from about late spring until early fall.  They are considered a herbaceous perennial and depending on the variety they will grow from 2 ft. and up to 4 ft. tall and wide. The most common one is […]

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Oleander Plant Care

Oleander Plant Care

Oleander Plant Care (Nerium Oleander) in the Southwest USA.  Once established it is a carefree plant.  Most will bloom from late spring until mid-summer.  They produce long slender leaves that resemble Rosewood or Olive plants. They are drought tolerant once they become well established, usually after the third year or so.  For more blooms and […]

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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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