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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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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

Firecracker Penstemon

This showy penstemon has lush, pointed, dark- green foliage that grows into a mounded shape to one to two feet tall and two to three feet wide. In late winter through the spring, it develops two feet tall clusters of tubular, bright red flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. It is hardy to zero degrees […]

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2019-05-15 No Comments

What a Water Feature Can Do for Your Yard

With the arid surrounding environment, it is not surprising that water features are increasingly popular in Tucson landscapes. Water adds a unique element to the desert surroundings and turns them into lush landscapes. Water features are available in a variety of styles and sizes, allowing you to find one that blends seamlessly into your landscape […]

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2019-01-28 No Comments

Announcing ACLA Awards for 2018!

2018 Excellence in Landscaping Awards from ALCA The Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association awards program is one of the most prestigious and successful state landscaping award competitions. The annual awards program reflects the industry’s commitment to excellence in landscaping Arizona. Horticulture Unlimited has been presented with multiple awards from the ALCA for excellence in designing, installing […]

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2018-12-11 No Comments

Protecting Desert Plants in Below-Freezing Temperatures

Although Tucson homeowners don’t have to worry about the impact of below-freezing temperatures as much as people in some other parts of the country, even the desert can get cold, and when winter weather arrives, plants can be at risk. The good news is that there are many things you can do to ensure that […]

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2019-01-14 No Comments
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