Arguably, some of the most beautiful shrubs in our Central Arizona Highlands are the Manzanitas, a name that refers to the tiny apple-like fruit of these plants; in Spanish “Manzanita” translates to “little apple.” Our two lovely species are unique to the southwest’s Central Highlands region.
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Whether you use containers for gardening in small spaces, to avoid poor conditions in the soil, to minimize vegetation near the home, or to create highlights and add changing artistic flare to your outdoor spaces, growing plants in containers is an excellent addition to any landscape. With varied plant selections that are appropriate to our region, some good planting mix, brightly colored or otherwise interesting pots, these mini-gardens can be a fun and beautiful addition to your patio and entry.
A backyard habitat is not difficult or expensive to create or maintain. With an ever-changing palette of colors and textures, along with the watchable wildlife you will attract, this garden will be a fantastic landscape addition. It will bring beauty and joy to your yard.
Green building principals guided the creation of an exceptionally beautiful, functional home and landscape that truly blend with the boulders and ecology of the surrounding natural environment.
When spring weather arrives, perennial flowers, even after an extremely dry winter, bloom throughout the natural areas of the Highlands. After the rain of our warm summers, the flower diversity explodes! Along with the flowers of these seasons come a fantastic variety of insect pollinators.