New Year and New Plants

What’s new in desert landscaping?
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What’s New in Desert Plants?

Three Great New Plants for Desert Landscapes

Are you ready for 2015? It seems like 2014 just started and now the holidays are behind us and we’re looking towards a new year. Are you ready?

The nursery industry has been working hard and creating new varieties of plants that will do well in our extreme environment. One of those plants is even from Tucson! It’s the Joan Lionetti Live Oak (Quercus fusiformis ‘Joan Lionetti’ PPAE) from Civano Nursery. Here’s information about this tree and two other great new plant varieties.

  • Joan Lionetti Live Oak – Named after the founder of Trees for Tucson and our own local activist Joan Lionetti. This Live Oak gets to be 30′ x 30′ when mature. It can take full sun or partial shade and cold down to 0 degrees.
  • Perennial Spineless Prickly Pear Tiger Tongue (Opuntia cacanapa ‘Ellisiana’) is a prickly pear cactus that isn’t prickly! It has no spines and can be used in areas where you wouldn’t want to plant a thorny cactus. It has large yellow flowers that bloom in the summer.
  • Tecoma hybrid Solar Flare – This tangerine version of the tecoma is beautiful for Spring to Fall color. It grows to 6′ x 6′ and can handle the cold down to 15 degrees. It does require pruning back after a freeze. 

Keep these plants in mind for your desert garden. They each have their own place in the landscape. And, discount viagra here always remember to plant “the right plant in the right place.” This will save you headaches down the road.

Let us know if you have any plant questions that we can help you with. We can be reached at (520) 370-5697. And, cialis let’s make 2015 the best year ever.

Happy Holidays!
Here’s a photo of my husband, Jerry, two of our grandkids and me on Christmas Eve after a delicious dinner and opening presents. What a great way to end the year.I hope that you and your family have made many happy memories throughout the year and have many more planned for the upcoming year.

Thanks to all our clients, employees and friends for making 2014 a year to remember. I am grateful to have such wonderful people in my life.

Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day. ~Michael Josephson

A Few Drink Ideas for Inspiration:

  • Sparkling juice with rock candy or gummy bears (pictured)
  • Sparkling juice with another favorite candy – Sour Patch Kids, Pop Rocks, gum drops, etc.
  • Milk with a sprinkles rim
  • Chocolate milk with whipped cream or whipped topping

Happy New Year!

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P.O. Box 30937
Tucson, AZ 85751
(520) 370-5697

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