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January 31, 2020

Lupine - Lupinus
Zone 5-8

Slightly resembling ears of corn, these flowers are truly stunning to look at. The flower is made up of lots of small, pea-like flowers attached to a stalk. They come in a variety of colors and bloom from late spring to summer.

The deep green, i...

January 28, 2020

Is everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather in Santa Fe right now?

This front courtyard had previously been landscaped quite a long time ago in a simple design with grey crushed gravel and flagstone steps. The plants that were used were Blue Oat grasses, a couple Hol...

January 25, 2020

Q: How do you know which plants to cut back and how far to cut them back?

A: Mostly from experience, but in general woody (blue mist spireas and potentillas) plants can be trimmed 1/3 off the top and non woody (coneflowers and lilies) can be cut a few inches above the g...

January 24, 2020

Yerba Mansa - Anemopsis californica
Zone 4-7

With leaves that resemble thick spinach, this plant has been used as a medicine by the Natives for a variety of uses. Produces several cone like white flowers, which is made up of many tiny flowers. Spend flowers brown into s...

January 21, 2020

Brrr! Hope everyone is staying dry and warm out there! This week, we tackle a tough transformation.

It may look like a simple landscape, but it involved a lot of manual labor - even the mini-backhoe was brought in to get this job complete! The client wanted terraced flo...

January 18, 2020

Q: I have something growing in my juniper tree that looks greenish brown. What is it? Will it kill my tree?

A: It is called Juniper Mistletoe (Phoradendron juniperinum).

Although it looks ugly, in most cases, it won't kill your tree. This version of mistletoe actually us...

January 17, 2020

Mojave Sage - Salvia pachyphylia
Zone 5-8

This California native plant thrives in New Mexico and is a great addition to any garden because of its beauty.

Blueish-silver foliage has an unusual sage shape but adds a nice contrast to the large, bright, lavender colored flow...

January 14, 2020

Good morning Santa Fe! Here's your weekly Transformation Tuesday:

This week, we wanted to showcase what kind of vegetation growth can happen after just one planting season!

Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or comments.

Have a wonderful day.

January 11, 2020

Q: I have a very large chamisa that I want to keep but it blocks my view of the road when I am backing out of my driveway. How far down can we cut it back?

A: Chamisas are very tough plants that can be cut flush to the ground and still regenerate. We recommend cutting i...

January 10, 2020

Snow in summer - Cerastium tomentosum
Zone 3-7

Silver blue foliage provides a nice backdrop for the white flowers that blanket this spreading ground-cover. Plant in full sun and water regularly for best results.

Drought tolerant once established. A fast grower that can r...

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