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February 27, 2018

Time for Transformation Tuesday:

We have had opportunities to work with new construction homes and have quite enjoyed them as we get the opportunity to work on bare landscape.

The clients wanted a seating area with a beautiful water feature in the front courtyard. We add...

February 24, 2018

Keep those questions coming in!

Q: Can I grow camellias in Santa Fe - elevation is 7500 feet where I live?

A: Although I have not noticed them in our local nurseries, (most likely because I have not looked for them), there are a number of varieties of camellias that Monr...

February 23, 2018

Phil's Favorite:

Crimson Pygmy Dwarf Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) 
Zone 4-8

A dwarf densely branched form displaying deep crimson colored foliage all season long. Best color when planted in full sun.

Approx. 2-3’ Tall and wide. Water regularly and more often in...

February 20, 2018

Transformation Tuesday:

A continuation of last Tuesday's project, addressing drainage and erosion issues. This ENTIRE project used about 86 tons of moss rock. Yeah, that's a lot.

Happy Tuesday!

February 17, 2018

With all this warm weather, we are getting lots of questions regarding Spring! Curious about something? Send us your questions.

Q: I am already thinking of spring planting. Is it better to buy small plants or larger plants?

A: It depends on a couple of things.

Number one...

February 16, 2018

Phil’s Favorite:

Hicks Yew (Taxus x media 'Hicksii') Zone 4-7

An upright shrub featuring a dense habit and dark green needles that can grow up to 10 ft tall and 4 feet wide. Makes a great hedge and can be shaped as needed.

One of the few evergreens that loves shade. Hicks...

February 13, 2018

Time for Transformation Tuesday!

This was a significant wall we built. Our client's driveway was pretty raw. A bit unsightly but also caused some major erosion problems, especially during the monsoon season.

To fix the issues, we used moss rock and created terraced flowe...

February 10, 2018

Question Of The Week:

Q: With such a dry winter thus far, I want to get rid of my lawn. It is Kentucky bluegrass.

What do you recommend?

A: I would recommend converting your lawn with a Xeric (NOT XERO) garden. If you still want the lawn, you can convert it to either Blue...

February 9, 2018

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) - This is an extremely fragrant shrub with showy flowers in the spring with lavender, white or dark pink flowers.

Drought resistant but grows moderately quick in rich soil with adequate watering. Can grow to 15 feet.

Zone 3-7 - Plant full sun for...

February 6, 2018

Transformation Tuesday:

Sometimes, landscaping is necessary in terms of safety and your long-term pocketbook. This week, we address erosion issues with drainage when water was coming off the canales. Also, to get to the lower area posed some tripping/falling problems as...

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