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July 30, 2019

Sometimes it's nice when clients at a new project get the bulk of the work done. :)

Kidding aside, their yard but needed some assistance finishing up the job.Our clients wanted a flagstone patio extended off of the cement patio they current had.

The first step of this pr...

July 27, 2019

Q: I have been noticing a lot of ants on my aspens trees. Are ants attracted to the aspen trees?

A: The ants are not attracted to the aspen tree itself but are attracted to the aphids that are on the leaves of the aspens. If you notice a lot of ant activity on your aspe...

July 26, 2019

Helmond Pillar Barberry
Berberis thunbergii
Zone 4-8

Maroon colored leaves cover the spiked branches of this unique columnar perennial.

Plant in well drained soil and full sun for best results. Water regularly. A slow grower that can reach 4' tall and 2' wide. Produces t...

July 23, 2019

This project started off with an existing beautiful flagstone pathway, but a very empty yard. Our client wanted a lush, colorful, and almost overwhelming yard to walk out to everyday.

We started by planting a lot of different types of plants - Aspens for immediate heigh...

July 20, 2019

Q: I noticed some white stuff on the leaves and flowers of my rose bushes, what is that?

A: What you are seeing is powdery mildew. Powdery mildew is fairly common in Santa Fe due to our hot days and cooler nights, which allows the mildew to grow on certain plants.

Some r...

July 19, 2019

Black Bamboo Phyllostachys nigra - Zone 5-11

Add a little Zen to your garden! Black bamboo is a great variety of bamboo that can handle the cold winter nights of Santa Fe.

Can be used as a privacy screen since this bamboo is an evergreen. A fast grower that can quickly r...

July 16, 2019

Here is the final part of our two-part series for this project!

Since our client wanted a low maintenance yard, we continued that theme with the rest of the yard. We planted a Karl Forester, Moonlight broom, some lavender and a cool low growing Blue Spruce Shrub.


July 13, 2019

Q: Why do my plants seem droopy?

A: In the heat of summer months, the sun can beat down plants just like how it can wear us down. Just like humans, plants sweat. This process is called transpiration which has many uses.

It can help a plant move water and nutrients within...

July 12, 2019

Chocolate Flower Berlandiera lyrata: Zone 4-10

These bright yellow flowers not only look good, but they also smell good too! Greenish-gray foliage creates a beautiful backdrop for the daisy-like flowers to show off their colors and scent.

This very fragrant flower with a...

July 9, 2019

This Transformation Tuesday is part one of a two-part series. The house was newly built and in need of some landscaping. Our client wanted something eye catching but low maintenance.

Phil wanted to make a colorful flower bed in the corner of the yard since it is the fir...

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