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September 1, 2020

By far, the biggest benefit to hand watering is the very low up-front cost. There are no parts to buy, no failing components to worry about - just a hose, a faucet, and your time in the garden.

Another huge advantage of hand watering is that while you are watering, yo...

August 18, 2020

Consider replacing some of your plants that animals have a preference for with plants that are deer and rabbit resistant. Although we have seen deer and rabbits eat these plants during times of drought, these plants are not as susceptible as others to these animals.


August 11, 2020

Build custom rabbit/deer cages to go over the plants the animals prefer to eat. Desert Rose offers this service and the price varies on the size of the plant. Once the cage is made, it is staked down to prevent it from being knocked over by the smarter wildlife. The ca...

August 4, 2020

Whether you live close to the mountains or in one of our more arid landscapes, you are likely to encounter one of these hungry guests at some point during the year. There are a handful of options you can use as a deterrent which will not harm the animals, the environme...

July 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...

July 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...

July 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 s...

July 1, 2020

If you have bad allergies to chamisas or male junipers and they are on your property, it might be worth it to have them completely removed and replace with something more allergy friendly. Also, if you have bad allergies to wild grasses keep them short as not allowing...

June 23, 2020

Bee pollinated plants are your best bet for reducing allergens in your yard.

These are just some examples of bee-pollinated, allergen-friendly plants, and with selective breeding by knowledgeable cultivators, I'm sure we will see more allergy friendly plants in the futu...

June 16, 2020

Here's your weekly tip!

The mechanism of traveling to a new location helps spread the plant's genetics into new environments and helps to keep the plant from going extinct. While some plants are strictly male or female (dioecious), others can self pollinate (have both p...

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