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    Flower Carpet Roses: You Can Grow That!

    Roses are such classic beauties in the garden and we all love the thousands of colors and flower types that hybridizers have to offer. Each seems unique and personal. And Flower Carpet roses are truly unique because they grow low like a groundcover.

  • Creative Combos for Your Landscape

    A landscape should be more than some plants plunked down around the yard. As a comparison, think about eating a meal. Choking down an overcooked burger on a dry bun is like a landscape without a design. Wouldn’t you rather savor a rich and flavorful meal? Likewise, your yard should be designed to be

  • Spring Is Irrigation Tune-up Time

    An irrigation system can take the headache out of watering, but needs an annual tune-up. Photo courtesy of DripWorks. *This blog post contains an affiliate link. If you click through and make a purchase, we may receive a commission (at no additional cost to you). Thanks for your support in this way. Your landscape is a major investment, adding up…

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    Meet the Greeks

    In honor of Greek Independence Day, March 25, I decided to write about Greek plants that do well here in the arid Southwest. First there are common food and herb plants such as olive, pomegranate, bay laurel, thyme and rosemary. Then there are more than 40

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    Super Shamrock – You Can Grow That

    Look – in my garden – it’s a green. No! It’s a flower. No it’s oxalis, the super shamrock!   Maybe you know oxalis as shamrock, or maybe wood sorrel, either way these charming perennials are in grocery stores and nurseries this month, and best of all – you can grow oxalis in the Southwest! There are around 600 species…