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    Severe Pruning Brings New Life to Overgrown Shrubs

    Do you have large shrubs in your landscape that have outgrown their space? Or maybe bushes filled with old, woody growth that have seen better days? If so, the photo above may look familiar to you. Thankfully, in many cases, severe pruning can bring new life to overgrown shrubs.

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    Create a Southwest Butterfly Garden

    My mantra always will be that xeric gardens do not get enough recognition for their flowering, color and attractiveness to people and pollinators. There is something about butterflies lighting on flowers that is simultaneously calming and exciting. Anyone who thinks you can’t have these delightful moments in a desert Southwest garden is mistaken. There are plenty of native and xeric…

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    Bougainvillea: You Can Grow That

    The vibrant color of bougainvillea adds a welcome splash of color to southwestern landscapes, and despite their lush green appearance, they thrive in hot, dry climates with little fuss. There are several different species of bougainvillea with Bougainvillea glabra, B. peruviana, and B. spectabilis being the most common.

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    Got Overgrown Shrubs? Know When to Prune Or Replace

    Have the shrubs in your garden seen better days? Perhaps you have noticed them appearing somewhat straggly and overgrown and wondered whether severe pruning will improve their appearance or if you should replace them. Let’s take a look at how to determine when to prune or replace the shrubs in your landscape.