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October 31, 2019

Happy November from Desert Rose! In this month’s blog we will review the importance of having your landscape designed by someone who understands the bloom times of the foliage planted. Misjudging bloom times is an easy way to cause you to have an amazing yard in early...

October 29, 2019

Our client had purchased the house with beautiful rock terraced beds already in place, but there were very few plants in the beds. The irrigation needed some work and the tree in the middle of the flowerbed was more of an eyesore. The client wanted a water-wise variety...

October 26, 2019

Q: When is a good time to add more bark/mulch to the beds?

A: The best time to touch up the beds is once all the leaves have fallen and have been cleaned up. Whether you want composted cotton burrs or bark, we will be glad to help you!

October 25, 2019

Autumn Joy Stonecrop
Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'
Zone 4-11

Thick, pale green leaves and stems hold up beautiful clusters of small pink flowers that fade into a beautiful red in the fall. Plant in partial to full sun for best growth.

A moderate grower that can reach 2'...

October 22, 2019

In part two, the client wanted a flagstone where they could relax and enjoy the views from their side yard. Our direction was to cover the entire area with gravel with the addition of a few plants to keep it from looking bare.

We planted a mix of Blue Mist Spireas and R...

October 19, 2019

Q: I wanted to buy some pots so I can have some indoor plants during the fall. What should I look for and what type of soil should I buy?

A: Whenever you are purchasing pots always ensure that there is a drainage hole in the bottom of the pot. If there isn't, you can al...

October 18, 2019

Butterfly Blue Pincushion
Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'
Zone 3-9

These unique blue flowers that resemble pincushions add to the beauty of any yard. The dense green foliage constantly sends up blooms from mid-summer through fall. A fast grower that can quickly rea...

October 15, 2019

This week, we tackle a 2 part series. Our client wanted a mossrock flowerbed around the front porch. They started the work themselves but decided to call Desert Rose for some help. They wanted waterwise colorful plants planted and gravel spread outside the beds.

We pick...

October 12, 2019

Q: How often and how much water should I give to the pots of geraniums that I brought into the house?

A: The amount of water you give and how often you water depends on the size of the plant and how big the pot is.

As a general rule of thumb, you want to water pots until...

October 11, 2019

Oregon Grape Holly
Mahonia aquifolium
Zone 5-9

Thick, woody stems are covered by spiked leaves to make this unique evergreen. New leaves start off red, then turn green once mature.

In the winter, expect scarlet colored leaves to help give your yard a festive look. In the...

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