Brite Eyes™ climbing rose
Zone 5-9 Beautiful pink flowers with sunset-yellow centers appear from early spring until frost. Roses have a mild fragrance that can be easily detected with a small breeze. A fast grower that can quickly reach 8' tall and 4' wide. Can be used on trellises or fences, or as a stand-alone shrub. Attracts butterflies and bees. Disease resistant. Looks great when mixed with several other varieties of roses. Water regularly for best growt
Our client had a yard that was landscaped in some areas, but it left them desiring more. There are beautiful glass windows on the lower level of their house, but every time they would look out they saw weeds and dirt. The client wanted a flowerbed outside of the window with lots of plants and bark. They also wanted the wild grass removed from the flagstone pathway that connected the back gate to the backdoor. The first step was to remove all the wild vegetation that gave the
Bluebird Lacecap Hydrangea
Hydrangea serrata 'Bluebird'
Zone 5-9 Thick, forest green foliage provides a beautiful backdrop for the unique, bicolored flowers. Clusters of lacy, lavender-blue "pre" flowers cover the center while white, tender flowers appear to add an amazing contrast. Blooms on old wood so be extremely thoughtful about pruning. Blooms from late spring through summer. Best colors appear in acidic soils. Plant in partial shade/partial sun. Water regularly and ma
Q: I cut my juniper shrub and now it's brown. Did I damage it? A: It depends on how much you cut it. Whenever you trim/shape a juniper shrub, the most you want to cut it is just before you see the brown. Ideally, you want to leave an inch or two of green growth; that way your shrub still looks good. If you cut a little past the green, the shrub will stay brown, but as it gets sun, some new growth will slowly appear on it. If you cut it significantly (deep into the old-growth)
Q: My flagstone patio has changed colors. It looks darker than when I got first got it and it has black spots on it. Is there any way I can clean it? A: Yes you can clean your flagstone patio! Just be careful and know that there is a chance you can flake off some layers of the flagstone (aka spalling). If you want your flagstone to look almost brand new, power washing your patio will make a huge difference. It will remove most of the dirt and will help brighten up the natural
Blue Cassel Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blue Cassel'
Zone 5-9 Violet-blue, tender blooms appear in the summer and can add beauty to those less sunny areas in your yard. Plant in well-drained soil with filtered/partial sun. Water regularly and maintain an even, lightly moist soil. A fast grower that can quickly reach 5' tall and wide. Blooms on old and new wood. Easy to care for. Blooms can be cut and placed in a vase or dried and preserved and can be used to decorate you
Happy Spring and happy April from Desert Rose! In this month’s blog, we will review how to plant wildflower seeds. If you have a large patch of dirt, or a small area that is bare, a variety of wildflowers will make that area explode with colors and textures. Growing plants from seed are very cost-efficient when you compare them to purchasing a grown plant. The amount of soil, water, labor, and time for that plant to grow is always reflected in the price tag. By starting plant
Q: The sand between my flagstone patio keeps washing away every time it rains. Is there any way to prevent this? A: Yes! They make a sand compound that is marketed as a permanent solution to this problem. It contains polymers that harden to form a cement-like consistency so the sand won't wash away. It can even help prevent weeds from growing in the joints of the flagstone patio. This product is a lot more expensive than sand. It also comes in different colors.
Blaze of Glory climbing rose
Rosa x 'Blaze of Glory'
Zone 6-10 Clumps of orange-red roses appear in early summer and continue to stun through the entire summer. A strong, sweet fragrance will fill the air and add to the beauty of this climbing rose. This fast grower can quickly produce canes that can reach 14' long! As with all climbing roses, gently weave the rose canes between the trellis, covering as much area as possible. Plant in full sun and water regularly. For added
Our client has a house in Eldorado with plenty of property. They wanted to have some of their land sectioned off to be landscaped and manicured while leaving the rest of the property natural. The client also had a coyote fence that was older they wanted to be replaced, as well as the firewood, moved to another location. The first step in this transformation was to move the firewood, the wooden flowerbed, and then the coyote fence. In order to give this area a clear, dividing