Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Las Cruces Greenhouse Garden Sale

Color Your World Nurseries in Las Cruces, NM are having a clearance item sale.

Starting on Saturday January 31st and ending on February 7th 2009. All 5 gallon crape myrtles will be discounted to 50% off. All Malaysian pottery will be 40% off.

We are receiving new shipment of trees and shrubs on a weekly basis. These plants and trees come from Monrovia, Nakase and V & P wholesale nurseries. Fruit trees that are available now are pecan, apple, plum, cherry, apricot, peach and prunes. We also have large shade and ornamental trees such as the Modes, Raywood, Bonita and Berrinda Ash trees. These trees are drought tolerant and very easy to care for.

Also, arriving weekly are pansies, violas, kale, cabbage and other ornamental cool weather bedding plants. Color Your World with our plants. Available at both Guzman's Garden Centers in Las Cruces, NM.

540 N. Telshor (575) 521 0496 and 655 University (575) 523 1520.

Paul and Gary Guzman

Monday, January 26, 2009

Mesquite trees for the southwest

Drought tolerant trees for the southwest.

Some of not the best type of trees to plant for the hot southwestern deserts are mesquite trees. Two that do particuarily well are the Honey Mesquite and the Chilean Mesquite.

The Honey mesquite: (Prosopis glandulosa), grows to about 20ft tall and wide. It does have large thorns but once it gets to it's maximum height it will not have thorns on the main trunk. It only needs the occassional rain water the desert southwest provides. It is very hardy and the root system is not invasive. If you decide to remove this tree be sure to take out the entire root system as any roots left will shoot out and produce another Shrub or Tree. Only water during it's first year and be sure to remove any watering system after the first year to prevent root rot.

The Chilean Mesquite: (Prosopis chilensis), is larger about 35ft. tall and wide much darger bark and just as drought tolerant. It will require lots of pruning to shape when first planted. Chilean mesquite trees produce numerous crossed branches and grows quite fast. Foliage on this magnificient tree tend to stay on even during colder seasons. Most varieties do not have thorns. Water requirements are almost identical to the Honey Mesquite.

Color Your Nurseries will usually carry these trees during the spring, summer and fall seasons. Be sure to drop by Guzman's gardening centers to see these trees.

Paul Guzman