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July 31, 2020

Rosmarinus officinalis
Zone 7-11

Woody stems are covered in pine needle like foliage that is used in a wide variety of dishes. Beautiful, petite blue flowers cover this plant from late summer to fall.

Plant in full sun and water occasionally once established...

July 29, 2020

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Santa Fe for voting us as one of the Best Landscaping Companies! We humbly look forward to continuing to serving you.

During this time and if you are able to do so, please support all your local Santa Fean businesses!

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July 28, 2020

Much like our our needs for daily light, meeting a plant’s sun requirements can mean the difference between a lush, mature garden, and a garden where the plants are unable to reach their full potential. Our knowledgeable staff at Desert Rose always strive to make your...

July 25, 2020

Q: I have a hosta that is getting too much sun and it is not doing good. What are my options?

A: There are a coupling of things that can be done. You can transplant the hosta into a more shaded area, but transplanting always carries the risk of the plant going into sh...

July 24, 2020

Silver Buffaloberry
Shepherdia argentea

Thin, silver-blue foliage gives this shrub its stand out look. Female plants produce bright red berries that are edible (just don’t eat too many) and can be used to make jelly or wine. Male plants produce flowers that do...

July 21, 2020

A lot of plants have some flexibility in sunlight requirements, such as columbines, which can be planted in partial to full sun. With this in mind, Desert Rose owner/operator Phil Madrid decided to carry out an experiment to see the difference in performance if a plant...

July 14, 2020

As our days continue to lengthen and we enjoy more sunlit hours, we are going to talk about the importance of plant placement in relation to sunlight requirements.

Plants usually come with a tag or instructions that states the amount of sunlight the plant needs. The s...

July 11, 2020

Q: My leaves are getting holes in them and seem to be getting eaten but I don’t know from what. Is there something I can put on them or spray them with to help deter this?

A: One of the best natural, safe ways to take care of this is to spread diatomaceous earth on th...

July 10, 2020

Dragon's Blood Stonecrop
Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood'
Zone 3-9

Small red flowers rise above bright green foliage in late summer to create a beautiful contrast of textures and colors. This plant really stand out when it is planted near rock gardens or borders, where...

July 7, 2020

Showcasing a fresh planting in February and what it looks like after 7 months of New Mexico weather!

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