When shopping for the many different types of plants available at Green Goddess, with their many beautiful and colorful flowers; the tag on each plant usually specifies if they are annuals, perennials or biannual.
If you are not familiar with these terms or just curious as to which one of these would work better in your area, here is a brief explanation of each one.
Winter flowers in Phoenix increase the beauty of your yard in an easy and affordable way. While our desert climate features year-round sunshine and a warm climate; the Phoenix area can have occasional frost, cooler temps and gray skies during the winter months.
This weather change affects the types of garden plants and flowers you may choose. Thankfully, chillier weather opens up many options to increase the biodiversity and color of your garden with lovely yet hardy semi-annual flowers.
Here are some choices for the best fall & winter plants for Phoenix. Please contact us to learn more!
The Arizona desert offers many opportunities and challenges to landscaping. The arid climate can affect the plants, trees and flowers you select. Your ceramics and pots can also complement the desert for distinctive plant designs.
While the options for desert landscaping in Phoenix are endless, there are several factors to consider. These include your location, time and budget.
So, how can you meet yard design goals with minimal sacrifice?
Ivy care and feeding
Ivy has its unique cultural and environmental needs. Providing proper water, light, temperature, and fertilizer will help keep your plant healthy.
Your goal is to keep the soil moisten. Allow the top inch of soil to dry between watering. If the container that the ivy is in has a saucer let the water stand no longer than an hour after watering. Pour all the excess water out.
Given too little water, the ivy’s leaves yellow, then brown; then the leaves and stems fall off. Unfortunately the symptoms are exactly the same given too much water: leaves yellow then brown then the stems and leaves fall off.
You can tell which is happing by the feel of the soil. If it is too wet the soil will be very dry and will clump together. If it is to dry the soil will be a light color and very loose.
Light and temperatures
Keep the plant away from hot or cold draft and away from doors or heater vents
You can misted the plant during the winter month daily to keep is moist when the air in your home is warm and dry due to the heater use. Regular misting all year long may also combat spider mites and keeps the plant clean adding less chance of pest problems
Give the ivy plenty of light but avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight this can scorch the leaves
Pruning and fertilizing
Pruning straggly stems will encourage full growth this will generate new vines.
You can fertilize the plant in the spring with a houseplant fertilizer at half strength
The Green Goddess staff is often asked how plant care may change during winter months. Taking caring of plants in cold weather does entail special considerations that should be followed.
While the Phoenix area enjoys relatively mild winters; chilly mornings and evenings along with low humidity can wreak havoc on interior or exterior plants.
Here are some basic steps to ensure your winter plants are properly cared for during chilly temperatures:
Christmas Cactus or Holiday Cactus
- Keep in a bright window area away from strong heat such as stoves and air vents
- Keep slightly moist do not allow dry out when in flower. A note of caution this cactus can be easily over watered. Once a week is just fine for watering
- Keep in a warm bright windowsill that is not in direct sunlight early morning or late afternoon is OK.
- Keep slightly moist and use tap water. You can put some water in the pitcher area. Watering once a week is OK as long as the plant does not get to wet so make sure you check it before you water.
- Keep in a sunny spot to keep them looking bright and healthy.
- Plants should be kept away from strong heat and draft.
- Allow the plant to dry out slightly to one-third of the way down before watering,
Have a Wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving
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The Green Goddess Nursery and Foliage Company provides a complete design and installation service
We can handle
- Planting any and all flowers
- Fountain setup and design
Our Design consultant will meet with you and review all the information needed to provide you with a comprehensive proposal detailing the design from the meeting. This will show the placement of all plant material, lighting, pot placement and other designs aspect. The outside sales staff will also work very closely with other providers of services to complete work needed. Along with the proposal, pictures will be provided showing the type of pots, plants and trees requested.
When all the information is set and you have agreed with the final proposal, our design consultant will set up the day and time for the install. The design consultant will be overseeing the site throughout the entire time using our trained staff for all aspects of the installation.
If you are interested in having our consultant meet with you please contact the office to set up an appointment please call 602-971-8110.
The Green Goddess offers a variety of services to assist you the customer with what is needed to enhance you living or work space indoors and out.
We have a guarantee interior foliage maintenance program that allows you to enjoy your interior plants year round without having to worry if you are taking care of them correctly…cause thats our job!
The program is set up with a trained technician that comes in once a week and services the plants. This includes watering, cleaning, fertilizing, trimming and insect control if there are any on the plants.As long as the program is continued any plant that needs to be replaced is done at no cost to you (the customer) on the guarantee program.
Feel free to contact the maintenance department at any time with questions or issues you may have concerning the program 602-971-8110 ext 3.
This is just one more way The Green Goddess can assist you in any of your plant(s) needs.