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Growing Grape Vines at Home

Growing Grape Vines at Home

Growing Grape Vines at Home.  A list of Grape Vines you can grow in your backyard in and around the southwest.  Most grapevines tolerate poor soils but will do better with good loamy well-drained soils.  Caliche or hard types soils are not ideal for the growing of grapevines. How to Grow Grapes at home Most […]

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List Shade Loving Plants

List Shade Loving Plants.  Often times when I observe my landscape area I see shady spots and wonder what type of plant will do well in that area?  You too have probably had those thoughts? So without further ado here are is a list of plants that like shade. Hostas Hostas are grown for their […]

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Plants that bloom all summer

Plants that bloom all summer

Plants that bloom all summer long.   Summer in the Southwest 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 of plants that will bloom […]

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Lady Banks Rose for landscape

Lady Banks Rose for landscape. The Lady Banks rose (Rosa banksiae) is a flowering thornless rose. If pruned correctly it can stand on its own trunks.  It is a vigorous grower and tolerates poor soil but will do better in good organic compost.  The most common one is the Yellow variety followed by the white […]

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List of ground cover plants

List of ground cover plants.  Many ground cover plants are vines that have no support.  You can plant them in the ground with well-composted soil.  But in and around the southwest most will do better in shady conditions.  Underneath a tree or morning, sun and afternoon shade works best. Here is a list of ground cover […]

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Bougainvillea flowering plant

The Bougainvillea for outdoor decor Bougainvillea flowering plant is a great summer flowering plant.  It thrives in hot climates, this makes it perfect for the southwest regions of the U.S. What it doesn’t like is freezing temperatures.  If you live in areas that get below 32° Fahrenheit you can still use the Bougainvillea. Bougainvilleas Do well […]

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Fast growing vines for fences

Fast-Growing Vines for Fences Fast-growing vines for fences are a great way to landscape your home.  They are low maintenance and look great along with a wall or fence. If you’ve got a chain-link fence, brick, or rock fence, then growing a vine over it can be a quick and aesthetically pleasing solution. However, there […]

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How to Grow Star Jasmine Vine

How to Grow Star Jasmine Vine (Trachelospermum jasminoides).  This vine will do well in the southwest providing you follow some of the recommendations outlined in this article. It is an exceptionally fast-growing evergreen vine that will do well in partial shade.  It does not mind the hot southwest weather but it will do better in […]

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Black-Eyed Susan Plant

Black Eyed Susan plant – Backyard landscaping

Black-Eyed Susan plant(Rudbeckia hirta) for backyard landscaping.  Also called yellow daisies and brown Betty plants.  These are great plants for the summer season as they will bloom all summer.  They will normally come back year after year, yes they are considered a perennial. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are attracted to the yellow flower with the […]

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Coral Vine Plant

The Coral Vine Plant – (Antigonon leptopus) Is a fast growing vine that does well in the southwest part of the U.S. The leaves are heart-shaped and fast-growing twigs that can easily climb fences, trellis, and arbors. The Coral Vine plant will attract butterflies, bees, and birds no matter where you live. During late spring and early […]

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