Plant of the Week

Raspberry of Gold

Raspberry of GoldRubus idaeus, Just like the berry plants your grandfather grew, only sweeter. Named for its gold fruit that is extremely sweet, sweeter than red varieties. This upright viney shrub provides an abundance of magnificent gold berries. Excellent for making jams, jellies and baking, but few will make them into the kitchen unless the most disciplined of gardener picks the berries. You can’t stop at just one.

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Keep Plants Lookin’ Good by Pinchin’ Them!

We are well into July, and its elevated humidity presents the right climate to give growing things a much-needed pick-me-up. Landscape plants are somewhat scrawny, starving, and ready to lap up whatever the monsoons deliver. Coupled with the right food, water coaxes the best color out of our plants. Feeding plants should be on every gardener’s July ‘To-Do List’. This … Continue reading

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Red Gaillardia

Red Gaillardia, gaillardia grandiflora, new for 2014! Deep double red blooms make this an exciting perennial breakthrough. Blooms beautifully for months on end, even in its first season! The perfect foot tall and equally wide plant that show off consistent shape foliage, flowers and form for a plant that harmonized in any garden. Easy to grow and prefers monsoon planting. … Continue reading

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Let’s Feed Our Gardens and Plant Hardy Vines

If you haven’t fertilized your yard within the last few weeks, the start of the monsoon season is the time to feed for increased summer blooms. This is especially important for plants stressed by spider mites, from being wind whipped, or just plain ol’ yellow and sickly looking. It’s no secret that my favorite plant food is the one I … Continue reading

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Red Flame Grape

Red Flame Grape, Vitis vinifera, melts in your mouth! Firm, fully ripe grapes have a pleasant seedless taste with no tough skins. Produces an amazing 30+ clusters of fruit per vine. Planting Tip: In an area the is hot and sunny plant this grape on a trellis, arbor or fence. Works well as a fruit-bearing fence to enclose a kitchen … Continue reading

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Monsoon Rains Bring Best Planting Season

The month of June is filled with brutal days for all plants. With a prevailing southwesterly wind, 0% humidity, and no precipitation, plants are utterly dependent on their gardeners. By the end of the month plants are exhibiting smaller leaves, small-sized fruit, and even some yellowing. We have set our irrigation frequencies so high that nutrients are flushed from the … Continue reading

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