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February 28, 2020

Peony
Peony x 'Bowl of Beauty'
Zone 4-8

Ultra delicate pink and crème colored flowers appear in mid spring. This quick grower starts from almost nothing in late winter to a 2 foot tall plant by with flowers by mid to late spring.

Plant in full sun and water regularly for...

February 25, 2020

Are you ready for Spring? We sure are :)

Time for Transformation Tuesday:

This transformation will be a two part series because of the size of the project. The before and after picture will have you taking a double look because it doesn’t look like the same house.

There w...

February 22, 2020

Staying on the Rose theme from Tuesday, here's our question of the week Santa Fe!

Q: My favorite rose didn’t do as well last year as it did previous years. Is there anything I can do now to help it do better this year?

A: If a rose isn't doing well there are many factors...

February 21, 2020

Snapdragon
Antirrhinum majus
Zone 8-9

Comes in a variety of colors including purple, peach, orange, violet, yellow, pink, red and white. Blooms resemble pea-like flowers.

Prefers well drained soils but is adaptable to a wide range of soil types. Blooms once in spring and...

February 18, 2020

Ready for roses this year? 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. In short, there will be a lot of dead wood to remov...

February 15, 2020

Q: How and when do you cut back bulbs after they are done blooming?

A: Although it is tempting to cut back bulbs once they are done blooming it is not the ideal thing to do. Once the flower is spent it is a good idea to cut the stem but to leave the foliage.

The foliage...

February 14, 2020

Kinnikinnick
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Zone 2-8

This low growing evergreen is great for erosion control, as well as a carpet of ground cover. Thick, waxy leaves stay on year around and are accompanied by pink flowers in the spring. Once the flowers are spent, bright red b...

February 11, 2020

If your location isn’t prone to heavy snows or is prone to drying winds, supplemental winter watering is vital. Although your plants are dormant, they’re not dead-during dormancy. They still have some basic metabolic functions that must be driven with water collected f...

February 9, 2020

Happy February from Desert Rose! In this month's blog we are going to explain the reason why we use certain parts and materials in our irrigation systems and how they are chosen to better serve the customer. Every company has their own way of installing irrigation syst...

February 8, 2020

Q: I have an overgrown Mt. Mahogany that I want cut back. It is approximately 16 feet tall and I want it cut to about 6 feet since it blocks my view of the mountains. Is this something you can do?

A: It is something that can be done but there is one thing to consider be...

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