High Country Gardens on April 20th, 2012

Dwarf spreading Sand Cherry (Prunus besseyi ‘Pawnee Buttes’) Spring is a long time coming to the high country in northern New Mexico.  By late October our gardens have been frosted back and the deciduous trees and shrubs have lost their leaves. In no time, the snows come and winter is here to stay for a […]

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High Country Gardens on April 6th, 2012

Many folks are hesitant to plant perennials and other frost hardy trees and shrubs before the last average frost date of the spring. “What if it freezes”? “The cold weather will kill my new plants.” And so on. But the bottom line is that many perennial plants (as well as trees, shrubs and evergreens) prefer […]

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