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Announcing “The Art of Southwest Landscaping”, Dawn Layna Fried’s newest book!

The Art of Southwest Landscaping is the second in a series on landscaping in the desert regions of the Southwest. It is dedicated to the wide variety of delightful desert accents, cacti, groundcovers, ornamental grasses, palms, shrubs, succulents, trees and vines that can beautify landscapes. The author, Dawn Layna Fried, has included a broad selection […]

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*Lantana camara, Bush lantana, small-sized shrub

The lantana is a prolific bloomer growing two to four feet tall and wide with sprawling branches that produce dramatic color during the warm season. The foliage is green, rough, and sometimes has prickly stems and leaves with rough hairs that emit a pungent aroma when crushed. This plant produces prolific flower clusters in an […]

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2019-09-06 No Comments

Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Red bird of Paradise

Noted for its striking, orange and red flowers, this evergreen grows eight to twelve feet tall with wide, spreading branches. It has deep green, fernlike foliage and produces showy blossoms that bloom profusely in spring through summer. The flowers are bowl-shaped in terminal clusters with red and orange petals and bright red stamens that extend […]

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2019-08-15 No Comments

Delosperma cooperi

Trailing Ice Plant Hardy Ice Plant Perennial ground cover  This trailing perennial ground cover has an upright growth habit and fleshy green foliage that is two to three inches long and flat on the top. It produces a mass of brilliant blooms in late spring through the fall. The magenta, daisy-like flowers are very long […]

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2019-07-26 No Comments

Celtis ehrenbergiana

Desert Hackberry Small tree This gnarly, thorny tree or large shrub with semi-evergreen foliage grows to twelve feet and spreads to eight to ten feet. It has smooth, grayish brown stems and a trunk armed with spines. This tree produces small, oval, bright grayish green foliage with slightly serrated edges. The leaves drop when the temperature […]

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2019-07-19 No Comments

Agave ‘Blue Glow’

Low-Water-Use Accent Plant Blue Glow is a hybrid that produces a glow- like appearance in bright sunlight. It grows two feet tall and wide, forming a single rosette with a clumping growth habit. This agave is a cross between Agave ocahui and Agave attenuata. It gets its broad leaf structure and attractive green color from […]

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2019-06-21 No Comments
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