Helping Roses Re-Bloom In Your Yard

Many gardeners neglect or give up on their roses in the summer, seeing the quality of the bloom decline as temperatures increase. Maybe they think roses only bloom in the spring.  Rose blossoms do tend to be smaller in the summer and the colors are not quite as vivid because the summer heat forces the […]



Have Fun Pruning!

We are careful to use video instructions from other sources because of the uniqueness and challenge of our high desert environment.   But, our friend in the high desert of Arizona has a great sense of humor and purpose; his knowledgeable pruning examples, in this case a Russian Sage, are accurate and helpful for northern Nevada […]



Raspberries and Blackberries At Home

As “we” gardeners continue to appreciate the joy of harvesting our own food, berries have become more popular than ever. Berries grown at home have unbeatable flavor and they require very little work. Raspberries are among the best small fruits for home gardens. There are many varieties that are proven performers in our area. Here […]



How to Prune a High Desert Japanese Maple

One of the most popular trees of all time, Japanese maples are tougher than they look, easy to grow in the right spot (be careful about afternoon sun) and require only basic pruning to look their best and grow into their naturally beautiful form. Here are some pruning basics for Japanese maples: Japanese maples can […]



Winterizing Your Landscape

We’ve had a bit of snow, and it’s clear that winter is on its way, so here are some tips on how to prepare everything in your landscape – from your perennials to your water features-for the coming winter months: Winterizing Your Landscape.



Cutting Branches for Forcing

Here is a great article from Horticulture online: Here are a few things to remember when you’re cutting branches of trees and shrubs to force into indoor bloom: Choose trees and shrubs that bloom in early spring, such as forsythia, flowering quince, crabapple, plums and cherries. Cut branches about six weeks ahead of their natural […]