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 March 31, 2014 at 1:00 am, by Plant of the Month April 2014

Drumstick Allium Allium sphaerocephalon   This perky member of the onion family adds a different dimension to the garden. Its 1” egg shaped, wine color flowers lend a vertical presence in the midsummer garden. Typical of the allium family its...

Written on February 25, 2014 at 4:20 am, by Plant of the Month March 2014

Golden Columbine Aquilegia chrysantha   Native to the southwestern US, this clump forming perennial has 3” golden yellow fragrant flowers with long spurs, that puts on an extended display in spring. Its bluish green fern like foliage accents the bright blooms...

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 December 30, 2013 at 1:06 am, by Plant of the Month February 2014

Lady Jane Tulip Tulipa clusiana   This delicate beauty is stunningly reliable in the mid-late spring garden. A gorgeous pink exterior and a pure white interior makes for an ever changing display in the garden. On sunny days you see a...

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 5:01 am, by Plant of the Month August 2013

Sweet Autumn Clematis                                                                     Clematis terniflora Sweet...

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...