• Spring Garden 2018

    Geraniums

    Geraniums make an attractive addition to the garden. These plants come in many different colors and new blooms grow profusely as the weather warms up. Geraniums are a must in the desert southwest if you are looking for color that lasts from the fall all through the May or June. When planted in the fall, these plants maintain continuous color for several months. As the temperatures start to increase above a 100 degrees and climb up into the 105-110 degree range the plants don’t have a high chance of survival. Some plants have lasted through the summer but it is very rare and really requires the right type of growing…

  • Roses

    Blaze and America Roses

    Roses need to be selected carefully due to the hot dry climate of the desert southwest. Two roses that do really well in Arizona are Blaze and America. Blaze is a shrub while America is a climbing rose.    Blaze shown above is beautiful when in full bloom. I’ve grown this in the garden in a spot that gets mostly morning sun and some filtered sun in the afternoon. America can withstand hot temperatures and still perform really well. In the spring and fall it puts out many blooms. The very hot temperatures in the summer doesn’t allow for healthy blooms but the plant survives and starts to do well…