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Is fall a good to plant trees, shrubs and other plants

Photo by danperry.com Is fall a good to plant trees, shrubs and other plants? Of course it is.  The recent rains in and around the southwest have made this an even more optimistic time to plant. The cooler nights, the windless days, the … Continue reading

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Yuccas Agave and Bear Grass for Southwest Landscaping

Yuccas, Agave, and Bear Grass: Southwest Landscaping Here are a few drought tolerant plants that can be used just about anywhere the sun shines. They can be used as mass plantings, single specimen, and some in containers. First we start … Continue reading

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Ornamental Grasses for the Southwest

Photo by PublicDomainPictures Depending on where you live many ornamental grasses for the southwest will go dormant during the winter (Herbaceous). You can cut them down low to the ground, and they will vigorously grow back during spring. These grasses are … Continue reading

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The Yellow Bird of Paradise Plant

  The Yellow Bird of Paradise (caespalpinia gilliesii) is very drought tolerant, hardy plant for the southwest.  It has large yellow flowers and striking long red stamens.  Its great for rock, or xeriscaping gardens.  It will grow to about 5 maybe … Continue reading

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Why Your Fruit Trees Will Not Bear Fruit

No Fruit On Your Fruit Trees Imagine, a fruit tree with tons of fruit on it’s branches. Wouldn’t it be nice to pick your choice of fruit from a fruit tree and eat it almost instantly? There are many reasons … Continue reading

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