Monday, December 22, 2008

Guzman's Greenhouse Gardening Blog: Growing vegetables in a Greenhouse

Guzman's Greenhouse Gardening Blog: Growing vegetables in a Greenhouse

Monday, December 01, 2008

Cut Christmas Trees at Color Your World Nurseries

Christmas Trees in Las Cruces, NM

Just arrived at both locations our cut Christmas Trees, Douglas and Noble fir's are at both Color Your World Locations. Get the best selection by coming by early this Month. We give our cut trees a fresh cut and place them in water for that longer lasting fresh trees. We also have red, pink and white poinsettia's these are great for indoor Christmas decorations.

Live Christmas trees are another option for those who do not want a throw away Christmas Tree. We have the large evergreen pinon or eldarica (afghan) pine trees for planting after using them as an indoor Christmas tree.

Friday, November 14, 2008

How to care for your yucca's

Most Yuccas are drought tolerant. Many landscapers will install a drip system to these type of plants. However you should remove the drip system after 2 years of growth. They are quite often over watered. Remember if you have your yucca plant in a container they will require additional watering during the hot summer months.

They thrive in sandy soils and lots of full hot sun. Do not fertilize yuccas normally you should plant and leave alone. Most are very low maintenance. Prune or remove dead or dying leaves to encourage new growth. This should be done during late fall if you live in the southwest USA. Earlier if you live elsewhere. Yucca's do not like fertilizers and many will look bad or die if you apply regular shrub or tree fertilizers. They like sandy soil without any type of soil admendents. Water consistently for the first 2-3 weeks then about once or twice will work. Once it gets extablished it only needs occassional watering twice per month should do.

If your yucca is in a container of pot it will need more water. About once or twice per week while it is in the container.

Below are some excellent drought tolerant yuccas
Variegated means multi colored leaves on fronds. The have Ivory white blooms. Forms dramatic clumps with age. Use to create contrasting textures as a garden accent or container plant. Of course they like full sun and very little water. Forms clumps 3 to 4 feet tall and wide, flower spikes to 6 feet tall.

VARIEGATED YUCCA Yucca filamentosa 'Variegata'. This Great southwestern type yucca, it is an evergreen perennial. Huge head of white blooms on 3- to 5-foot stalks. An excellent accent plant and can be used around pools. The leaves of the frond are not sharp actually very soft. Moderate grower, trunk-like stems to 6 to 8 feet tall and wide.

BLUE BEAKED YUCCA Yucca rostrata
It has very sharp blue green leaves. It does great in a large container great for your patios. Blooms in spring with white flowers that are awesome. Use as a bold architectural element in the garden. Great desert landscaping type of decor. Like sandy type soil and full sun. Very slow growing yucca up to 6 to 15 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide.

ADAMS NEEDLE Yucca filamentosa
Very low maintenance and drought resistant landscaping yucca Develops a dense rosette of 2 foot dark green leaves with a distinctive blue cast. Flowers in summer with grand spires of snow white bells that are fragrant, particularly at night when moth pollinated. Unique architectural form makes a dramatic addition to desert and Mediterranean compositions. One of the faster growing yuccas up to 3 feet tall, 5 feet in bloom, 4 feet wide.

Bright green leaves with yellow inner blades. Does great around pools and patios. Each blade of this clumping rosette bears a golden center and gray-green edges. It will eventually develop a large trunk. Huge spikes up to 4 feet tall that are long lasting. Does great in the great desert southwest likes full sun and very drought tolerant. Use as single focal point in containers or with other drought tolerant plants in the landscape. Evergreen can grow up to 6ft. tall
There are numerous yucca varieties but above are some of the more common types that are good for backyard landscaping.

Visit Yucca photos for some excellent photos of the yuccas mentioned here.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Magnolia Care for the Southwest

Magnolia Care for the Southwest:

Contrary to popular belief you can grow a Magnolia tree in the southwest. Usually in elevations below 5,000 feet above sea level. This tree should be on a drip system if at all possible. It should also be planted with plenty of organic matter such as Back to Earth Compost or peat moss.

If your tree is on a drip system it is recommended to occasionally flood the entire root zone to leach away any soil salts that may build up over time. This will minimize or eliminate marginal leaf tip burn.

If the leaves develop a sunburned appearance in the summer it may need additional watering. If the lower leaves drop prematurely and the outer leaves look a whitish yellow then it may be receiving too much water.

I have excellent results with this particular tree when I feed it with Gro More 20-20-20 water soluble fertilizer. If you can’t find this, any other water soluble fertilizer will do. Start feeding in spring when new growth appears then stop feeding at the end of October. If you find that your fertilizer is not keeping your tree a healthy green color then try using an acidifier such as Ironite or Organic Iron Chelate. Remember to use this in addition to your fertilizer.

You will need to water at least 3 times per week during the hot summer months. Irrigate at least twice per week during the spring and fall months. Water 3 to 4 times per month during the winter months. This is after the first year of establishment. You will need to water more often when newly planted.

If you have trouble getting your magnolia to bloom try using a water soluble fertilizer with high middle number such as Br-61, 9-58-8 or Super Bloom,12-55-6. These plant foods are designed to get just about anything to bloom.

By Gary Guzman
Guzman’s Garden Centers

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ash trees for the Southwest

Ash Trees for the Las Cruces, NM Area (Southwest). There are many Ash trees that do extremely well in Las Cruces. The Arizona, Modesto, Bonita, Berrinda and Raywood ash trees are attrative ash trees that will thrive in drought conditions after they are established. The foliage on the Raywood Ash will turn a deep dark reddish color during fall. The Other ash trees mentioned have a golden yellow foliage fall color.
Color Your World Nurseries have most of these trees available throughout the fall months. Fall time is the best time to plant any type of tree or shrub. Our nurseries are having a 20% off everything in stock sale starting on 10/13/08 and ending on 10/18/08 so come by to get the best selection today. By the way our Malaysian pots are still 40% off until 10/18/08.
Paul and Gary Guzman

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Big Fall Planting At Color Your World Nurseries in Las Cruces, NM

Add from Las Cruces Sun News.
Fall Planting sale at Color Your World Nurseries.
All outdoor trees, shrubs and vines are 25% off.

Visit Our Nurseries located in Las Cruces, NM
540 N. Telshore and 655 University. The staff are well versed on Southwestern Gardening informatin.

Call us at: 575 526 1491 or 523 1520.

Sale Ends on Friday October 3, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sale at Color Your World Nurseries

Big sale at Color Your World Nurseries. Fall time is the best time to plant trees, shrubs and coloring flowers. Call today for information (575) 523 1520 or 521 0496

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Gardening during the month of August

If you have any flowering trees or shrubs such as roses, crape myrtle, vitex, bird of paradise, oleander, among others it is very important to remove the "spent blossoms" as they appear. This action will help keep your flowering plants blooming up until frost. If this is not done the plants will spend a lot of energy into forming seeds at the expense of new blossoms.

Remember this usuallly works on just about any flowering plant. If your plants are looking a little pale in color you may want to incorporate some iron into your soil. Plants and lawns can lose some of their deep green color this time of year due to so much watering.

The soil may get leached out of it's nutrients by August so it is important to replace these minerals with chelated iron or Ironite. This not only puts a deep green back into the foliage but also makes flowers more vibrant.
For more southwestern August gardening information visit:
August Gardening Tips

Monday, July 21, 2008

Easy to use gardeners handbook.

I manage a medium retail gardening store and here are a few questions that I consistently get all the time.

How can I start my own flowering or vegetable garden?
Where and what flowers should I use to design my garden for maxium interest?
What are the latest gardening techniques?
Why aren't my flowers blooming?
What is the best way to make compost?
Should I use perennials or annuals?
How do I get rid of weeds in my garden?
And hundreds of other gardening questions that are too numerous to list right here.

These questions are sometimes easily answerd. Lots of times I get questions that are complicated and requires that I do some online/offline research.

The Gardeners Handbook is a powerful gardening ebook that easily answers hundreds of questions you might have!

No one person, book, magazine, or website has all the answers to a "gorgeous flowering or vegetable garden"...but Daniel Murray's garden handbook sure comes close. He has an easy down to earth layman's style reading ebook.

Whether you are a novice gardener or a full time pro the Gardeners Handbook will solve your brown thumb worries. Recommended by Paul Guzman - "Color Your World Greenhouse" Gardening Pro. More Gardeners Handbook Information Here

Monday, July 14, 2008

Oleanders for summer color

Scientific Name: Nerium oleander
Full Sun - USDA Zones 8-10.
Hardy Red Oleander. This desert landscape shrub has beautiful red blooms all summer long. Likes warmer temperatures may be stressed in colder climates. Grows up to 20ft tall.

Oleanders provide red, pink or white color all summer long. If you live in the lower eleveations of the south or southwest they will thrive all year long.

There is also the dwarf oleander that will not grow more than 5ft tall. Ask for them at you local nursery.

Color your world nurseries have lots of Oleanders to chose from. Come by today and see yourself.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Planting Fruit Trees

Planting fruit trees can actually be planted anytime of the year. If you plant in mid summer you must provide extra watering due to the extreme southwestern heat. If you plant in mid winter...Well just plant and water the first week or so.

Most fruit bearing trees need zinc for a good crop. When purchasing fertilizer for fruit trees make sure they the product has at least 5% zinc.

Color your world nurseries have their fruit trees at 50% off. If you live in the Las Cruces surrounding community be sure to stop by and see our apple, peach and cherry trees.

Or you can purchase fruit trees online by clicking here:
Fruit Trees

Thanks from Paul and Gary Guzman

Monday, July 07, 2008

July Gardening in the Southwest

Tips to keep your garden or landscape looking the best during the hot July Month.

July temperatures in southern New Mexico and western Texas are dry and hot. Please keep an eye on your watering systems. Make sure dripper and emitters and sprinkler heads are all working properly, before you go on vacation. Try not to rely on neighbors to water for you

The most common problem is usually the lawn. How much water does one need for their lawn? This is the most challenging question to answer. For cool season grasses such a fescue, rye, and bluegrass it's about 3" of water evenly distributed per week

For warm season grasses such a bermuda or hybrid bermuda is about 2" to 2 1/2" per week. This is during the hottest time of the year, usually June,July, and August. Your lawn will typically need less during the cooler months of the year, so please water responsibly. Just remember it is not how long you leave you watering system on but how much water you acutally apply to your lawn.

If you begin to notice "spots" on your lawn chances are it is suffering from dehydration. The easiest way to detect this is if your walk through your lawn and look back and noticed exactly where you were walking, then that is your sign that your lawn needs a drink of water.

If you begin to notice brown patches in your lawn and have ruled out a watering deficiency, you may want to examine the soil that is just under and check for grub worms. If you have grubs, you will NOT mistake them for anything else!

These guys are as big as your thumb and feed vigorously on grass roots. We have several products to help eliminate these "critter" such as BENEFICIAL NEMATODES, 24-hour grub killer and season long grub killer from Bayer.

If you have ruled out grubs and water as culprits for your brown patches, then the next thing to look out for is fungus. Sometimes the easiest way is to examine the individual blades of grass right next to the brown patch.

The grass stems may have unusual markings on them which may be compared to the "wrinkles or folds" on your finger. We carry both liquid and grannular fungicides to help combat this disease.

The July heat can really take a toll on just about all non-native plants. Make sure you fertilze regularly. Most plant really are not picky about what you feed them just as long as you feed them something. Plants are like people that cannot just live on water alone, especially in our nutrient lacking soil.

If you find that even after using fertilzer regularly still does not "green-up" your plants, they may be lacking a secondary nutrient such as iron, sulphur, zinc or other micro nutrient. Products such as IRONITE�, GROW-MORE CHELATED IRON, or FERTILOME SOIL ACIDIFIER can help return plants to their green lush look again.

Keep in mind that these products are to be used in conjunction with a regular fertilzing program and should not be substituted for fertilize. MEDICAP IRON IMPLANTS� have proven to help severly chlorotic plants/trees where soil applications are not practical. Other issues to watch for are insects.

Spider mites thrive in the dry summer heat and can breed at phenomenal
rates. Spider mites often attack junipers, cypress, roses among a list of other plants. Sometimes an occasional "hosing off" with a strong stream of plain water can keep mites at bay without killing any beneficial insects in the proccess. These insects are very small (about the size of a speck of dust) and usually spin small webbing.

If you find that water is not working for you there are an number of insecticides available to rid your plants of these pests. Products such as ORHTO BUG-B-GON, GREENLIGHT NEEM OIL, SCHULTZ INSECT SPRAY, HIGH YIELD KELTHANE among other products will eradicate these mites.

Article by Gary Guzman: All Rights Reserved.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Hydroponics what is it?

Hydroponics allows us to grow the plants, fruits and vegetables of our choice--even in limited space--without using any soil. It's an amazing way to produce perfect specimens and offers TONS of advantages that traditional gardening can't come close to touching!

For more information just visit:

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Growing vegetables in a Greenhouse

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Growing Vegetables in a Greenhouse

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

No rain in Southwestern New Mexico

It's been a long time since I've seen rain round these parts. I've almost forgotton what clouds look like. What does rain look like? These are some of the comments I get from folks who visit Color Your World gardening stores.

Yup...seems like an eternitity since we've had rain. It's been pretty hot and dry and these conditions can cause several bad gardening problems. I'll name a few.

Spider Mites....yes these small insects love dry hot conditions and they love cypresses, junipers, pines and other similar trees and shrubs.
Signs of spider mites are brownish web like webs around your tree or shrub.
Use a good miticide control to rid yourself of these insects. Be sure to spray the whole plant.
I like to use a systemic this will work from the root system up in to the tree. Be sure read the label instructions.

Rabbits have been invading residential areas due to no rain. Deer, rabbits and other rodents do not have any natural vegetation. And like almost any living animal it will seek food until it finds some. These critters will eat anything including the bark of smaller younger trees.

Try "Critter Ridder" repellent to repel these animal from your garden, vegetables, plants and or trees. It does work if applied according to the instructions.

Get these at your local retail gardening center.

Or visit for more animal repellent products.

Thanks Paul Guzman

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Gardening in the month of May

May gardening in Southwestern New Mexico & west Texas can be hot, dry and/or windy. Take precautions to make sure all watering systems are working at their best.

Use Cypress mulch to help keep roots insulated from the HOT sun. This helps keep moisture in the root zone as well as the keeping weeds down to a minimum.

Lantana, red bird of paradise, Oleander, and other winter damaged plants may be emerging at this time. Do NOT remove them permaturely. These plants will emerge if watered occasionally during winter.

Crape Myrtle will begin to show flower buds at this time and will need regular watering when flowers begin to develop. They like fertilzing and resist "leaf burn" if given a soil acidifying product such as Ironite in conjuction with a regular fertilizer. Remove faded flower tips reguarly.

Planting during this month is still successfull. The Vitex, oleander, crape myrtle, roses, bird of paradise, texas sage, butterfuly bush, red yucca and most "xeriscaping" plants will thrive when planted during this month. Be sure to water thoroughly when first planted.

Trees will also fall into this category. Just follow the directions as noted above. All ash, mesquite, desert willow (timeless beauty is a new variety), Chitalpa, Palo Verde, Live Oak, Chinese Pitache, and many more. Call us at 505 523 1520 for availabilty.

Be sure to fertilize your lawn, shrubs, tress, and bedding plants regulary to take advantage of your watering schedule. Overwatering will NOT help "Green up" plants. Overwatering can lead to chlorotic plants or excessive yellowing or Root Rot.

Fertilizing reguarly in May as needed takes advantage of water your are applying. IT also keeps blooming plants blooming longer and resists insect and or diseases.

Fertilize Mexican Elders during this time of the year. This will help before it goes into the summer dormancy. Use a good all purpose fetilizer such as 16-8-8 with iron and sulphur. It can also be used on other trees, shrubs and lawns.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Malasian pottery 30% off.

Wow...30% off our Malasian pottery at both locations. In Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Come by soon for the best selection of malasian pottery.

Paul Guzman

Monday, April 14, 2008

New plants, trees, shrubs at Color Your World Nurseries

Great looking new plants, trees and shrubs at Color Your World Nurseries.

Beautiful looking crape myrtles such as the Dynamite red, Tonto, Catawba, Zuni, Tuscarora and many more to chose from.

We also have new Apricot and the Fuji apple fruit trees. Bedding plants arriving every Tuesday and Thrusday at both Guzman's Locations. Come early for the best selection.
Gary and Paul Guzman

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

When is the last frost?

When is the last frost in the Southwest? I get this question almost on a daily basis at our University retail gardening store.

I could get the answer from the local TV, Radio or online weather information services. But as you know they can sometimes be unreliable.

However the best answer comes from nature itself. Mesquite trees and shrubs. Look closely at these great looking drought tolerant shrubs. If you see small buds and or foliage you can bet the cold frosty mornings are no longer a problem for this season.

Paul Guzman

Mesquite tree photo

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sod and lawn tips for spring and summer

When laying down sod wait at least 2-3 weeks before fertilizing. Water is essential for a spectacular green lawn.
You should fertilize your sod/lawn once in the spring, once in the summer and once just before winter.
If you have fescue grass fertilize once or twice more during the winter months.
Use a good all purpose lawn fertilizer, analysis of about 16-8-8 will work great or try Lawn Fertilizer You can also purchase Helena's 16-8-8 at any Guzman's Garden Center Nursery.
Weeds! Those awful weeds that seem to always popup in your lawn right around early spring. Use Fertilome "Weed-Out Plus". This Kills Dandelions, Clover, Crabgrass, Nutsedge, Chickweed, Spurge and many other Lawn Weeds. Ask for it at your friendly local nursery. It really does work!
Remember that Bermuda sod or grass will go into dormancy during the winter months. It likes FULL SUN. Therefore less water and maintenance. It will not grow underneath a large tree that provides lots of shade.
Bermuda sod, zoysia and buffalo grasses do well in the southwestern areas. So does tall fescue but it needs more watering and maintenance. Buffalo grass is available in seed form only.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Vegetable plants are here at Guzman's Nurseries

Vegetable and bedding plants are arriving on a weekly basis at Guzman's Gardening Nurseries. We will usually get a shipment of new plants on Tuesday and Thursdays if you are in the area be sure to vist. Our operating hours have been extended we now close at 6:00pm MST. At Both the Telshor and University Locations. Lots of tomatoes, chili, herbs and many more.

Bedding Plants such as daisies, Black eyed-susan, geraniums,

petunias, beautiful snapdragons, and or course lots of pansies.

Thanks From Gary and Paul Guzman

Monday, March 10, 2008

Guzman's Greenhouse Color Your World Nurseries

New arrivials at Guzman's Greenhouse and Color Your World Nursery.

We have new arrival of plants, trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and gardening items arriving at Color Your World Nurseries on a weekly basis.

New arrvials include, Sago palms, Lemon citrus shrub, Prince of whales junipers, Concord grapes, Mexican elders, Purple Leaf Plum, Desert Spoon, Red bird of paradise. Many more trees, shrubs and flowering plants at both locations.

Come by and see them today.
Paul and Gary Guzman

Friday, February 29, 2008

When is the last frost in Las Cruces.

When is the last frost in Las Cruces?

Is spring really here? Well is sure looks like it here in southern New Mexico. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous. Most trees, shrubs, and plants are already sprouting new growth. The purple leaf plum tree are displaying bright colorful pink blooms. The fruit trees are also budding and leafing out.

Vegetable and herb plants are now arriving at many local southwest nurseries.

Lantana, red bird of paradise, and crape myrtles are typically late bloomers. They usually won't bloom until late spring or early summer. Just be patient with them.

My only concern is that we do not get a late frost. This actually happens almost every year and a light frost might develop in mid or late March.

Keep you eye on the weather in Las Cruces. If you have some of these plants in pots bring them in. If not protect them with some type of "thermal Blanket" usually sold at greenhouses or garden nurseries. You can also use a product called "Wall of Water" for your tomato plants. The product is round type plastic sort of like organ pipes filled with water. This keeps tomato plants from freezing.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Time for spring watering.

We usually have earlier spring season the the rest of the U.S. Now is the time to check water timers, bubblers, drip hoses and all gardening equipment.

Sharpen all garden tools, check your mower for gas leaks. Rake out old foliage and debris from the winter season.

Fertilize only stuff that has leafed out. It usually is around early March. You can cut back roses now. Wait until the last frost before trimming oleanders.

Got questions post them here.
Paul and Gary Guzman

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Las Cruces, NM beautiful weather.

The weather here in Las Cruces, NM is beautiful. The high on 2/11/08 is supposed to hit 75 degrees f. says should be like this for the 10 days or so.

I love living in Las Cruces. If you are in the area be sure to visit Color Your World Guzman's garden Centers. Just come by to say hi or look at our selections of trees, shrubs, plants, flowers and gardening furniture.

Thanks from Paul and Gary Guzman

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Spring is around the corner

Spring is right around the corner.

Here is a list of perenneial and annual plants to provide your home or landscape with great color during spring.

First Perennials.
Ajuga Plants - Purplish/brownish in color grown for their foliage easy to grow and propagate. Can be used as ground cover.
Black Eyed Susan - Usually yellow daisy like blooms with large black center they do better in full sun.
Coral Bells - Fantastic foliage color in spring and fall. Flowers bloom in late spring.
Coreopsis - Beautiful yellow, red and pink blooms that will last from last spring till fall. They do not like moist soil let dry before watering again.
Daylily Plants - Daylillies are easy plants to grow from deep dark red to light pink blooms. Cut down during the cold season and they will pop right up in spring
Columbine - Easy to go grow perennial usually multi colored but some species are gold in color.
Penstemon - Long limbs with beautiful small like petal blooms. Full sun and good drainage will work best.
Rose of Sharon - Large purple, white, pink blooms from late spring until late fall in the southwest. Can be trimmed into a small tree.
Salvia - Long spiky like blooms that shoot straight up beautiful reds, purple, violet blue and even white.
Thyme Plants - Evergreen shrub with blue violet bloom all season long. Drought tolerant once established easy low maintenance plant.
Yarrow - A good ground cover plant usually with yellow cloud like blooms. Some species come in red easy to propagate. Plant in full sun but can tolerate some shade.

Now Annuals

Pansies - Wide species with numerous colors. Good in containers and will survive light frost and snow. They start to droop during hot summer months.
Impatients - Bright colored blooms from reds to whites. They do well in shady areas, including hot summer months.
Gazania - Beautiful multi colored blooms
Cosmos - Beautiful yellow, red and pink blooms that will last from last spring till fall.
California Poppy - These Poppies do best in cooler tempertures. They come in yellow, white, scarlet, red, bright orange. They do well in spring and fall months.
Petunia - Excellent in hanging baskets or containers they like to be watered and fertilized often.
Daisy - Easy care annual usually yellow with dark middle. Plant them in full sun for good growth.
Viola - These plants are actually pansies. Numerous multi colored blooms but with smaller petals.
Coleus - Several species to choose from. They like shade and are grown for their foliage rather than blooms.
Geraniums - Perfect for flower beds, containers, and hanging baskets. They do not like temperatures below 30% farenheight. Fertilize this plant at least once per month during spring thru fall season.

Don't forget to ask for some of these spring plants at your local nursery.
If you live in the Las Cruces area be sure to visit Guzman's Garden Centers.
Spring Gardening Color

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Fruit trees at Color Your World Nurseries.

Color Your World Nurseries at Las Cruces, NM. Hundreds of fruit trees have arrived at Guzman's garden centers. Both stores one on Telshor, and University have these fruit trees. They are still in the dormant stages but now is an excellent time to plant fruit trees. Come by and see what we have.

Paul Guzman

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Roses at Color Your World Nurseries

Thousands of Jackson and Perkins roses have arrived at Color Your World Nurseries.
The bulk of them are at Guzman's Greenhouse 655 University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM.

Many are also at the 540 N. Telshor location. Come soon to see a plethora of roses.
Shrub, Tree, Hybrid tea and ground cover type of roses. Almost every color imaginable.

Paul and Gary Guzman

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Cold weather garden tips

Cold Weather gardening tips for the southwest

Water once or twice this month, yes even plants that are dormant.

Use dormant oil on plants, and trees that lose their leaves during winter.

Intead of raking up all the fallen leaves, try incorporating them back into your soil or start up a compost pile. (compost maker is available)

Prune all dormant plants now, keep in mind the best rule of thumb for pruning is to have a reason for every cut you make!

Prune roses now thru early February (stop buy for a pruning lesson).

Fertilize your fescue, blugrass, or ryegrass lawn if it not looking as green as is should. Use 16-8-8 with iron, zinc and sulphur now.

Our roses should be ready to plant by mid January so hurry for best selection. We carry Jackson & Perkins roses.

Do not cut back oleander just yet. It is best to wait until late March.

Plant fruit and shade trees now to help establish roots before our hot dry winds begin.

Don't forget now is the time to plant pansies, snapdragon, viola, calendula, primrose, and perennials. These items will begin to arrive weekly at your local nurseries.

Thanks from Gary and Paul Guzman