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November 30, 2017

December means family gatherings, lights on houses, winter sports, and chilly temperatures. Many people will also begin the search for the perfect Christmas tree - whether they “hunt” for it in the wild or at their local tree lot or hardware store. Another option that...

November 28, 2017

Yes, we do beautiful walkways! Check out this week's Transformation Tuesday.

Our client wanted to have a unique looking pathway and one that lead to the patio.

We removed the grey river rock pathway, added flagstone steps with beautiful sunset rose gravel, added a st...

November 25, 2017

Question of the week! Have a query that needs to be answered? Send them our way.

Q: What is the best way to plant an aspen tree?

A: First thing would be tree selection. Trees grown in a nursery in a container will have a more complete root system than trees that are...

November 24, 2017


Creeping mahonia (Mahonia Repens)

Zone 5-9: Low, spreading form displays bright yellow flowers followed by blue-black fruit clusters. Great for large-scale groundcover, small shrub grouping. Will control erosion. Evergreen.

Plant in Part sun part shade. Works great p...

November 21, 2017

Part II of last week's project for Transformation Tuesday!

In addition to the flagstone patio and flowerbeds, we installed a water feature near the flagstone patio along with a functional dry stream that would carry water off of the Canales when it rained.

A little o...

November 18, 2017

It's Fall maintenance time!

Q: How do I know what's dead on plants and in particular, on Virginia creeper for fall pruning?

A: Best thing to do if you can't tell is to scratch the vine branch to see if it is green. If you are still unsure, just trim to shape and in the S...

November 17, 2017

Careful with this week's Phil's Favorite:

English Ivy (Hedera Helix)

(Zone 4-10) - Great shade-loving ground cover and vine. It is fast growing and invasive if left alone.

Drought resistant prefers rich soil but will adapt to alkaline soil. Can be planted in the sun, but...

November 14, 2017

Another large project by Desert Rose Landscape.

We had a garden that had been neglected for a number of years.

After removing old and dead plants, we installed a flagstone patio, moss rock flower beds, an irrigation system and native shrubs. We hid the root coming ou...

November 11, 2017

Quaking Aspen (Populus Tremeloides)

Works best above 7000ft, although they do somewhat well in the city of Santa Fe.

Likes moist, rich soil, cool temperatures. Plant on north or east side of homes in clumps for best results.

Deep green leaves through excellent yellow fall...

November 7, 2017

Our client was doing a remodel on the house and wanted an intimate courtyard to relax in the evening.

After adding a raised flower bed along the perimeter of the courtyard, we planted lush flowers that bloom different times of the season.

We also added a raised water fea...

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