Easy herbs for New Mexico

Great herbs for New Mexico New Mexico is a great environment for planting herbs. And the uses for them are innumerable. My biggest tip is to put the annual herb plants in pots and the herb perennials in the ground. A few ideas to try: The annuals such as basil, dill, cilantro and some … [Read more...]

From Seed to Nursery: A Tree’s Worth

A popular question I get is “Why are plants so expensive?” The question I always want to ask back is “how much do you think they should cost?” But instead of going down that road I typically say they cost what they cost, and they’ve actually stayed at pretty much the same cost for over 15 … [Read more...]

Christmas Trees: Live container tree vs. Cut tree

Have you ever thought about buying a live Christmas tree in it's container for the holiday instead of a cut tree? I don't know how many people wonder about buying a real Christmas tree each years in lieu of a cut tree. But it's crossed my mind many times. I've done it in the past only to have the … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Species

Do you get a live cut Christmas tree every year? Or are you an artificial tree diehard? I grew up in an artificial tree family. I barely think it crossed my mind when I was young. I recall just being interested in the presents. As I got into high school I was obsessed with 'saving the earth', I also … [Read more...]

Albuquerque Plant Nursery Tour (the cliff notes version)

I’ve been busy over here at My Landscape Coach visiting nurseries and checking in on all the great products they have this year. I am so excited to be bringing this to you. I know it’s that time of year when we are all itching to get out and buy plants, plants sales are going to be in full force … [Read more...]

Why I love these grass plugs!

Do you have grass in your yard? If so, what kind do you like? I’ve been part of the xeriscape movement here in Albuquerque for a long time. In fact one of the reasons I moved to NM from LA was to pursue sustainable design with native plants and everything else that comes along with that. Suffice it … [Read more...]