Category Archives: Landscape Design

Written on June 1, 2014 at 4:06 am, by Plant of the Month August 2015

  Desert Bird of Paradise Caesalpinia gilliesii    This ornamental in the legume family, grows to be large shrub with stunning and ornate flowers. First, there are 5 petaled yellow flowers growing in a raceme, that when open burst forth...

Written on June 1, 2014 at 4:04 am, by Plant of the Month June 2015

  Blaze Climbing Rose Rosa ‘Blaze Improved’   This lovely climbing rose is very vigorous and easy to grow. The magenta red semi-double flowers appear in clusters, with the heaviest bloom at first flush, and then intermittently throughout the summer....

Written on June 1, 2014 at 4:01 am, by Plant of the Month March 2015

Beryl Daffodil  Narcissus ‘Beryl’   A delicate heirloom (1907) daffodil with gracefully recurved petals, it resembles an elegant butterfly. Being in the cyclamineus division of daffodils, it has a small, slender downward facing orange cup that fades to yellow, while outer...

Written on June 1, 2014 at 4:00 am, by Plant of the Month Winter 2014

Washington Hawthorn  Crataegus phaeonopyrum   One of the most elegant ornamental trees available today. Offered in both single and multi trunk, this tree offers up three seasons of interest. Profuse, white flowers in early summer giving way to glossy, green...

Written on May 1, 2014 at 3:22 am, by Plant of the Month May 2014

Dwarf Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides ʻHamelnʼ   This ornamental grass has gorgeous, buff colored plumes that create movement in the garden. Ruffled by the slightest breeze, the seed heads sit upon finely textured foliage that adds to its beauty. It is stunning...

Written on December 30, 2013 at 2:30 am, by Fresh Project – Walkway

The first step in the project was to remove the existing, dated walk. It was too narrow, too close to the house and generally unattractive. Since the homeowners prefer a more contemporary style, we chose to honor that by creating a new...

Written on September 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm, by Plant of the Month Fall 2013

Sunflower                                                                    Helianthus annus A native of North...

Written on August 3, 2013 at 8:34 am, by Learning A Few New Tricks Treats You, Your Dog To A Welcoming Yard

By Rick Nathanson, Journal Staff Writer, Albuquerque Journal If you could see your yard through the eyes of your dog, would your tail be wagging? Is the yard visually pleasing? Is it an inviting physical space for playing and relaxing? That canine...

Written on August 3, 2013 at 2:09 am, by Backyard Pathfinder

By Rick Nathanson, Journal Staff Writer, Albuquerque Journal A great lover of the simple pleasures of nature, 19th-century poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau advised people to “pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and...

Written on July 1, 2013 at 5:44 am, by Plant of the Month July 2013

‘Pomegranate’  Yarrow                                                                     Achillea millefolium ‘Pomegranate’ I have...