The Arizona Cypress Tree

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The Arizona Cypress Tree The Arizona Cypress Tree, scientifically known as the Cupressus arizonica Greene, is a very dense evergreen with an upright cone shaped crown. Its leaves are bluish-green, silvery, and grayish-green with reddish-brown bark. The Cypress tends to grow 50 to 60 feet tall and 15 to 30 inches in diameter. It does …

Pergola Patio Covers and more

Pergola is a steel or aluminum frame that is used mainly used as a gardening feature that create shaded walkways and arch for Walkways passageways and sitting areas. By using the cross beams…

Warm Weather Plants

Watch the video below to learn about a select few desert plants that love the warm Arizona weather; The Luscious Bananarama and Luscious Marmalade (Lantana).

The Truth About Turf

The grass can always be greener, but should it be real or faux? In the not too distant past, the arrival of summer could be defined by the growl of the lawn mower and the sweet smell of freshly cut grass. Later in the year, the scent of manure used in installing a winter lawn …

Trees To Avoid In Landscaping Entries

Willow Acacia

OK, so before I go on breaking down just how bad of a choice planting these Willow Acacia trees in Arizona Landscapes can be -especially in above mentioned situations- let me say that every tree has it’s…

“Cereus” -Two Interesting Arizona Cacti

"Cereus" -Two Interesting Arizona Cacti

Pictured below are two of my favorite cacti for Arizona landscape design. To left is a Mexican Fence Post Cactus – Pachycereus, marginatus – and to the right is a Totem Pole Cactus – Pachycereus schottii…

The Acacia Anuera

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The Acacia Anuera, also called Mulga Acacia, is truly one of the most functional and reliable trees to use in arid landscapes. Native to the the dry outbacks of Australia, it is no stranger to rocky soil, long droughts, below freezing temperatures and extreme heat.