Perennials

Pyracantha Plant

Pyracantha Varieties

Pyracantha varieties. The pyracantha plant is it a vine or a shrub?  It’s actually both as you can train it into a large shrub or train it to grow along the side of a fence or wall.  It is a standalone vine or a vine that does not need support. It will generate a ton […]

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Carolina Laurel Tree

Carolina Laurel Tree

The Carolina Laurel Tree in the Southwest( ‘Bright ‘N Tight’ Carolina Cherry Laurel )It does very well in the Southwest providing they are given lots of water during the first 3-4 years after initial planting. They are considered a water-loving tree around the Southwest and rightly so. They do like above moderate waterings once it is […]

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The difference in palm trees

The difference between palm trees

The difference between palm trees.  Palm trees are in the Plantae Arecaceae family and will do great in warm and tropical areas of the U.S. They are drought tolerant once they become established.  But, the cold hardiness varies among the thousands of types of palms.  This post will basically describe the most common of Palm […]

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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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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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How to choose the right plants for your garden

  How to choose the right plants for your garden.  Before you go to the garden center or nursery it is best to take notes on your current landscape. Grab a pen and pad, go outside and start taking notes on what you will need. It is easy to get caught up with all the […]

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This is a pretty house a ramble on the exterior front doorway area. Lots of landscaping plants and trees and large windows make this a very welcoming home.

How to landscape in the Southwest

How to landscape in the Southwest. Landscaping in the southwest requires you to start thinking along the lines of harmony. The fundamental way to your landscaping design success is consistency and it will need to be applied to your entire yard and all-around your home. It does not matter if you are from the Southwest […]

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Lily turf plants for landscape

Lily turf plants (Liriope muscari) also called Liriope, monkey grass, border grass, and lilyturf.  They are considered an evergreen perennial grass used for borders in and around lawns and other types of landscape. They will eventually grow to about 2 ft. wide and 1.5 ft. tall producing a spikey purple like bloom during mid-summer until […]

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Rose Bush Problems

IDENTIFYING COMMON ROSE PROBLEMS Rose Bush Problems.  Roses are beautiful spring-blooming plants and they come in many colors and varieties.  And hundreds of hybrids are being made on a yearly basis.  Here are a few common-sense solutions to problems with roses. Follow Label Instructions Be sure to follow all label instructions and local state regulations […]

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Texas Sage Bushes

Texas sage bushes are adapted to the southwest heat. All are drought tolerant and hardy for Xeriscape landscapes or rock gardens. Texas sage varieties are normally insect and disease tolerant.  Actually they are not really sage bushes at all the real name is Leucophyllum plants! Also, most folks call them sages, and that’s ok because […]

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