This week, we are going to focus mainly on planting! Our client has a side courtyard with some plants that didn’t make it through the winter. They wanted it to look lush with lots of purple flowers. We started by removing the dead plants and bringing in the new ones. Different varieties of Lavender, Catmint, Pine-Leaf Penstemon, Ornamental Oregano, Salvia and Sandcherry shrubs were used to give the yard plenty of height and texture differences. We raked the gravel into piles
Pink Beauty Potentilla
Potentilla fruticosa 'Pink Beauty'
Zone 3-7 In early spring tiny green leaves emerge from brown woody branches; followed by beautiful pink flowers that are constantly blooming from spring through fall. Super easy to care for with no need for deadheading. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil for best results. A slow grower that can reach 3' tall and wide. It can tolerate mild droughts once established.
Happy October from Desert Rose! In this month’s blog we will review the importance of a fall cleanup. Fall is often when our yards get the messiest - leaves are blowing around, weeds are still able to sprout and grow, and there are plenty of spent flowers that need to be pruned.
But is it ok to push a fall cleanup into a spring cleanup? At Desert Rose we occasionally have clients who want to skip fall clean up for financial reasons (which we completely understand) thinking
For this week, our client wasn't too happy with how their yard looked. They felt their yard looked bare and unfinished. When it rained, the yard turned into a muddy mess that often found its way into the house. Our client planted a tree to help add some life to the yard, but the mud was still an issue. They also felt that the patio was too small to entertain guests. The first step of this transformation was to start trenching where the dry river bed would go. Dry riverbeds he