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December 30, 2017

This week's question of the week addresses an often confusing industry term:

Q: I received an estimate for a raised flower bed that will be 4 blocks high. Length of the flower bed is about 25 feet long. On the quote, the price I was given is for 100 linear feet. Can you...

December 29, 2017

Bowles Periwinkle (Vinca Minor)


Zone 4-9 - Plant full sun or full shade. Great groundcover in shade.

Blooms late spring/early summer a violet-blue flower with dark green leaves.

Deer resistant. Great for covering sloped areas. Works well planted under trees.

December 26, 2017

Back to work with Transformation Tuesday!

Typical of most New Mexico homes, this back patio had nothing but dirt, weeds, and shrubs. The clients held quite a few gatherings for friends and needed an area to accommodate all those guests.

We decided together to build up th...

December 22, 2017

Phil's Favorites!

Hardy Yellow Iceplant (Delosperma nubigenum)

Zone 4-10

Full sun, plant in rock gardens or as ground cover.

Low dense mat of succulent green with Yellow flowers in the spring. Purple/red color in the fall and winter.

Does not tolerate foot traffic.

December 19, 2017

This week's Transformation Tuesday:

Like most New Mexico landscapes, this backyard was filled with good old dirt and sand on a severe slope which made it quite unusable other than to stare at.

With the client's end goal of entertaining family and guests, we created steps...

December 16, 2017

Brrrrrr! Bundle up as it's cold out there!

Question of the week:

Q: With the recent cold weather, should I turn off my water feature?

A: It depends on a few things.

How deep is the holding pond. Is the feature plastic, stone or ceramic?

If the holding pond to the water feat...

December 15, 2017

Phil’s Favorites:

Dwarf Alberta Spruce (Picea glauca Conica) 


Zone 2-8 - Part to full sun water weekly or more often in extreme heat. Makes for an excellent Christmas tree! Works well in pots under portals Slow growing.

December 12, 2017

This week's Transformation Tuesday!

These type of projects are always very fun for us as the client had a large backyard and did not know what to do with it other than the end result being an area of entertainment.

We added a large flagstone patio bordered with moss rock...

December 9, 2017

Question of the week!

Q: You mentioned in your December newsletter that if I want to re-plant my live tree outside after Christmas, I need to dig. What do I do if I don't know where my utility lines are or I want to plant it so I can hide my utility boxes?

A: Excellent q...

December 8, 2017

This week's Phil's Favorite;

Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) 


Zone 5-9

Broad mounding shrub with bright yellow flowers before leaves come out. Bright green stems are visible in the winter. First to bloom in late winter/early spring.

Looks great cascading over walls o...

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