Perennials

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Lilac Flowering Shrub

Lilac flowering shrub. Lilacs are tuff hardy shrubs that are very fragrant during the mid-spring seasons.  They will tolerate minus 40° weather! Types of lilacs in your yard or landscape. Many people think these plants will not survive the southwest summer heat, but they will look fantastic and bloom mainly in early spring. Water more […]

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Euonymus Plants

Euonymus Plants are great fast-growing evergreen shrubs that do well almost anywhere.  In the Southwest, they will thrive providing you nourish and water often.  They are not drought tolerant plants but can withstand the harsh mid-summer heat. Where to place them You can use them as stand-alone plants or in a container as shown below.  They are […]

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Red Crape Myrtles

Red Flowering Crape Myrtles

A Crape Myrtle that blooms all summer long.  The Enduring Summer™ Red Crape Myrtle. Red Flowering Crape Myrtles.  The thing about this Crape Myrtle is that it seems to bloom all summer long. And if you trim off the expired blooms it will bloom until mid-fall. Drought resistant plant once it becomes established usually around […]

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Gerbera Daisies in Pots

Gerbera Daisies in Pots

Gerbera Daisies in Pots will do well outdoors or indoors.  But first what are Gerbera Daisies? It is a tender perennial in cool climates and an annual in the Southwest hot regions. It is a colorful plant that blooms bright orange, yellow, red, and pink flowers.  They love to be planted in pots but will […]

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Soil amendments for gardening

Soil amendments for gardening – Does gardening require soil amendments? Yes, it does.  The soil in the southwest is poor.  We recommend Back To Earth Compost for planting trees, shrubs, and other larger outdoor plants.  We recommend using it at about half and half ratio.  Half native soil and the other Back to Earth compost. […]

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The Hardy Hibiscus Plant

The Hardy Hibiscus Plant (Hibiscus moscheutos) Also called Rose Mallow and Swamp mallow. The hummingbirds love this plant! It loves to be in water but once established it will become drought tolerant. It starts to bloom around summer and continue to bloom until October.  A fast-growing plant that is perfectly suited for the southwestern heat. How Tall and […]

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Shumard Red Oak information

Shumard Red Oak information

Shumard Red Oak information (Quercus shumardii).  Most Oak trees are slow to moderate growing the Shumard Red Oak is one of the faster-growing oak trees.  Turns a brilliant red-orange during the fall seasons it will drop its leaves once the winter season arrives. Where to place the Shumard Red Oak? A good tree for the southwest […]

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Turk’s Cap Plant

Turk’s Cap Plant (Malvaviscus arboreus) also called the wax plant, Texas mallow, and red mallow. This is one shrub that grows really fast and grows about 6-7 ft. tall and about 4-5 ft wide.  It is a hardy shrub that can tolerate the hot southwest sun or the cold 20-18° degree cold weather. If you are […]

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Best practices for watering your garden

This article is by – Matthew James If you want your garden to thrive and grow strong and healthy plants, it is important to know all the important tips and tricks. One of the most important aspects of gardening is, of course, the watering apart. Find out about the best practices for watering your garden, and […]

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Purple Heart Plant

The Purple Heart Plant (Setcreasea pale).  A great looking succulent that retains its leaves throughout the summer and fall seasons. It is a vigorous plant that spreads quickly and is considered a ground cover.  The stems are thick and contain mostly water. The Purple Heart Plant Thick purple leaves and stems with a bright small […]

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