Citrus Care

Part of living in a warm southern climate is being able to enjoy growing winter fruits that our northern friends envy this time of year. Citrus was thought to have been introduced to Arizona in the 1700’s and has long been established as one of Arizona’s 5 C’s (along with copper, cattle, cotton and climate). There are many varieties available in our area, all which have their own ripening season, frost sensitivities and enjoyment factor. Here are a few more facts to help you make the most of your citrus:

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Plant Names

Have you ever gone to Starbucks and requested a coffee? It can be difficult to order something so simple when there are so many options: black, with milk, with cream or sugar. You can even order the really fancy stuff: Iced Half Caff Venti Ristretto Cinnamon Dolce Soy Skinny Latte, Four Pumps. This can be similar to buying plants at your local nursery. If you don't know the correct scientific or Latin name, you might be disappointed a few years down the road when your maturing shrub is actually a very large tree.

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Winter Landscaping Tips

It has finally turned 'winter' in the Desert Southwest and while many of us have our focus on picking out that perfect Christmas tree, we should also look at pruning outdoor pine trees and other trees growing on our properties.

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Fall Landscaping Tips

Want to test your green thumb this fall? It's important to make sure we select good quality plants at our local nursery for health and longevity in the landscape.

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