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May 29, 2018

Transformation Tuesday:

It is always fun working with clients closely to work on their vision for a landscaping makeover.

We started with a bare canvas - a flagstone patio was incorporated in terraced beds. A beautiful water feature was set up with plants, irrigation, an...

May 26, 2018

Question of the week. Pets - we love them!

Q: My dog has been peeing on one of my shrubs. I think the shrub is dead. Should I replace the shrub?

A: Yes, but before you do, you need to prevent the dog from peeing on the new one.

You could put a fence around it, or sprinkle...

May 25, 2018

Blue Flax (Linum lewisii) - Zone 3-9 Full Sun

This beautiful wildflower is very easy to grow from seed. Performs like a classic perennial. Very minor leaf growth the first year and then full blooming the seasons that follow.

Adaptable to soil conditions but prefers loose...

May 22, 2018

Transformation Tuesday!

This was a new construction home that did not come with a landscaped backyard. We rebuilt the flagstone patio, accented with some green plants, and put down gravel to keep the dust down.

A "dry" riverbed was added to help with erosion from any rai...

May 19, 2018

With the extremely dry weather we are having and with no moisture in sight, we are seeing some odd things happening!

Question of the week:

Q: I have moonshine yarrow in my yard and the rabbits are eating it. I thought yarrow is rabbit resistant? What should I do?

A: You a...

May 18, 2018

Common Purple Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) - Zone 3-8

Abundant clusters of sweetly fragrant, purple flowers in mid-spring on a vigorous, upright, multi-stemmed shrub with heart-shaped, green foliage.

Ideal as a flowering hedge or screen. Plant near a window or pathway where...

May 15, 2018

What a beautiful Transformation Tuesday:

Our client recently purchased this property and wanted to enclose the yard with a more secure fence.

Instead of going with the typical coyote fence you see all over Santa Fe, we decided on using a material called fence slab. The f...

May 12, 2018

First, cut Out unhealthy Canes,  remove dead, damaged, and diseased growth.  Roses are sensitive to winter frost and the rest of the year are attacked by dozens of fungi, insects, molds, and bacteria. Each year, roses grow a lot of wood and each year a lot of it dies....

May 11, 2018

Wysteria (Wisteria sinensis) - Zone 5-8

This gorgeous photo was taken from a property we maintain. Wysteria is a twining, woody vine valued for its drooping clusters of extremely fragrant flowers.

Perfect for covering patios, arbors or fences. Deciduous. Part to full sun...

May 8, 2018

Transformation Tuesday:

The front entrance had some overgrown and neglected trees including a very water thirsty Russian Olive.

The homeowners wanted to improve their curb appeal but did not want to lose the coverage the trees offered since the kitchen faced the dirt roa...

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