Plant of the Week 07/31/2020
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Zone 7-11 Woody stems are covered in pine needle like foliage that is used in a wide variety of dishes. Beautiful, petite blue flowers cover this plant from late summer to fall. Plant in full sun and water occasionally once established. A moderate grower that can reach 4' tall and wide. Tends to grow round if not trimmed. Plant in full sun for best growth, but can tolerate part shade. Keeps foliage year round. Adapts to a wide variety o
Best of Santa Fe 2020
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Weekly Tip 07/28/2020
Much like our our needs for daily light, meeting a plant’s sun requirements can mean the difference between a lush, mature garden, and a garden where the plants are unable to reach their full potential. Our knowledgeable staff at Desert Rose always strive to make your landscape look as great as it can by placing plants in the proper sunlight to maximize your plant’s growth. Have more questions about proper plant placement? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Question of the Week 07/25/2020
Q: I have a hosta that is getting too much sun and it is not doing good. What are my options? A: There are a coupling of things that can be done. You can transplant the hosta into a more shaded area, but transplanting always carries the risk of the plant going into shock and possible dying. The other option is to plant a larger shrub or small tree in order to provide shade for the hosta.
Plant of the Week 07/24/2020
Silver Buffaloberry Shepherdia argentea Zone3-8 Thin, silver-blue foliage gives this shrub its stand out look. Female plants produce bright red berries that are edible (just don’t eat too many) and can be used to make jelly or wine. Male plants produce flowers that don't have petals. Berries also attract birds. A hardy shrub but does better with regular watering. Be mindful of thorns that grow on the branches. This is a unique shrub that can pull nitrogen from the air a
Weekly Tip 07/21/2020
A lot of plants have some flexibility in sunlight requirements, such as columbines, which can be planted in partial to full sun. With this in mind, Desert Rose owner/operator Phil Madrid decided to carry out an experiment to see the difference in performance if a plant with a full sun requirement (Karl forester grass) is planted in full sun, part shade, and shade. A plant’s sunlight requirement is related to how the plant can use the sun to create food for itself (remember
Weekly Tip 07/14/2020
As our days continue to lengthen and we enjoy more sunlit hours, we are going to talk about the importance of plant placement in relation to sunlight requirements. Plants usually come with a tag or instructions that states the amount of sunlight the plant needs. The sunlight requirements are usually broken down into four categories: - full sun (6+ hours of direct sun) - partial sun (3-6 hours of direct sun) - partial shade (3-6 hours of sun but protection from mid-day su
Question of the Week 07/11/2020
Q: My leaves are getting holes in them and seem to be getting eaten but I don’t know from what. Is there something I can put on them or spray them with to help deter this? A: One of the best natural, safe ways to take care of this is to spread diatomaceous earth on the leaves of the plant. Make sure you wear a dust mask to prevent you from inhaling the dust. The powder is made from fossilized remains of tiny organism that lived in the ocean. The powder feels like flour, b
Plant of the Week 07/10/2020
Dragon's Blood Stonecrop Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood' Zone 3-9 Small red flowers rise above bright green foliage in late summer to create a beautiful contrast of textures and colors. This plant really stand out when it is planted near rock gardens or borders, where the foliage will majestically cascade over the rocks. The green succulent foliage turns a deep burgundy red as the temperature drops in the fall. Semi evergreen. Plant in part to full sun and in well draine
Transformation Tuesday 07/07/2020
Showcasing a fresh planting in February and what it looks like after 7 months of New Mexico weather!