• When to Prune Roses and Shrubs in High-Desert Landscapes

    Knowing when to prune your roses and other shrubs takes some knowledge of the plant type, cues from nature and a little guesswork. In the low desert, hard pruning usually begins in winter (January or early February) to stimulate early spring growth. A second prune in summer can lead to additional blooming. See Noelle Johnson’s post for more tips on…

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    Great Rose Varieties for the Southwest Garden

    It’s not surprising that roses are the world’s most popular flower with new rose varieties being introduced each year, tempting us with new colors, prolific blooming, and lower maintenance requirements. Now is a great time to select roses for your garden as January through February is the best time to add roses to low to mid desert regions (zones 9…