Q: Can I add a battery timer irrigation to my yard? A: Yes! The great thing about battery timer irrigations is they can be put anywhere there is a faucet. Just keep in mind that a battery-operated timer does have some downsides and it can be an eyesore for some people.
Cone-Fections ™ Milkshake Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'Milkshake'
Zone 5-9 We don’t recommend "drinking" this milkshake but you will be enjoying its beauty in the summer months. "Double vanilla" white blooms with a brownish-orange center explode against the green foliage. Blooms come in bunches so be ready! Plant in full sun for best growth. Water regularly until established, then water occasionally. Drought-resistant and hardy. A fast grower that can quickly reach 3 feet t
Q: My fruit tree has a ton of flowers but no fruit! What is going on? A: As exciting as it is to see the flowers, and as hard as it is to have patience, the fruit will come. The flowers come first, then once the flowers are pollinated, the fruit will start to grow. As long as we don’t have a late frost, your fruit should be here before you know it!
'Hi Ho Silver'
Zone 5-10 Beautiful, dainty pink blooms cover this edible plant during the summer. Silver green foliage with a white outline around the edge, combined with reddish-pink stems provides a unique look during non-blooming months. Leaves can be used for culinary purposes. A moderate grower that can reach 12" tall and wide. Plant in full sun and water regularly when topsoil becomes dry. Grows well in a wide variety of soil types including sandy soils
Happy May from Desert Rose! In this month's blog, we will review fertilizing, something that is easy to do but is also easy to overdo. As we have all discovered in life, too much of a good thing usually is bad. This holds especially true when it comes to fertilizing. Some people think the more fertilizer you give to a plant, the better it will do; but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The key is finding the right balance to give your plants or grass the biggest benefit
AAAAACHOOO! Q: Is there any way to reduce the pollen coming from my juniper and pinion trees? I love them but they make my allergies get so bad A: There isn't much you can do, to be honest. One thing we have heard some people doing is wetting down the tree with water every few days. Water inactivates pollen and washes the pollen from the tree to the ground. Just be aware that you are still going to get pollen floating around while you do this and we do live in the desert with
Bradford Flowering Pear
Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'
Zone 5-8 Snow white flower clusters appear in early spring, followed by bright green foliage for the summer months. In the fall, expect beautiful orange and deep red foliage. The tree is pyramidal shape, but progresses to a broad canopy shade tree with age. Quickly reaches 25' tall and 15' wide. Tolerates a wide variety of well-drained soils. Plant in full sun. Water regularly with deep, slow soaking. Can be used as a focal
Q: I have a couple of juniper trees that are turning brown. What is wrong with them? A: As with most things in life, it depends!..... on what you mean by turning brown. If you are talking about small brown sacs between green foliage, it is a male juniper that is producing pollen. If the foliage is brown and crispy, the tree could be dying from various causes.