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Our weather in “the valley of the sun” is quite different from the rest of the country.  We have two main growing seasons.  The first is mid-February until the end of May and the second is September to mid-November. January is really considered the only winter month in the Phoenix area. As a result, care for your existing plants, shrubs and trees require little maintenance except to spray your dormant shrubs with water, prune your roses and deciduous trees (which are trees that lose their leaves seasonally, a tree that is shedding its leaves) and watch out for freeze warnings.

Protect your home garden and a great time to plant

With Monsoon season upon us, generally lasting from June 15th to September 30th, the Phoenix area may get a break from the high temperatures, but with monsoon weather you can expect thick humidity, lots of lightening, thunder, rain and wind as well as the occasional “haboob”; a thick sandstorm created by the dust and sand that exists in our desert area.

Fertilizing Tips for Arizona Plants Fertilizing is an essential part of gardening in keeping your plants and trees healthy and making sure they get all the nutrients they need to stimulate their growth. Mixed fertilizers contain three main ingredients that are like multi-vitamins for your plants: K...

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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...

October/November is the start of fall and a great time to plant beautiful flowers and delicious vegetable seeds. Planting now will give the roots time to grow and make for a wonderful garden. The first thing to do when preparing your garden is get the soil ready. Fertilizing is always a great start along with other nutrients and boosters that are available at Green Goddess. By getting your soil in tip-top condition, this helps produce beautiful flowering plants and tasty vegetables.
Since 1977, Green Goddess has established itself as one of the top five (5) nurseries in Arizona.   One of Green Goddesses premier services is designing spectacular indoor and outdoor landscapes. Having a large facility at their disposal, the results are endless. With so many homes and offices in the area; there have been extensive landscapes designed by our highly professional architects.   It is no wonder that we have been recognized by the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association, Interior Magazine (Best Projects Award) and Phoenix Home and Gardens Magazine. The last six (6) years, Green Goddess’ interior plant scaping has been nominated for and won many rewards.
Palm Trees are a fixture in the Phoenix area and due to our tropical like climate, they are easy to grow and maintain. Your Green Goddess specialist can help you with the selection of a Palm Tree. There are many varieties of palms from large to small. If you choose a larger palm we offer delivery and will plant it for you. Here are a few Palm Trees that are easy to grow and look great!
Throughout history, plants have been used as cures for many things and the use of herbal remedies is still a staple of non-industrialized societies. With the ability to synthesize many chemical compounds, plants have the ability to provide natural compounds that are similar to chemical compounds used in drugs manufactured today. Asian and African countries are estimated to rely on herbal medicine for 80 percent of their cures! The use of herbs and spices as medicine predates written human history and has been found in pre-historic burial sites.
Whether you have lived in the desert areas of the southwest United States for many years or are just moving to the area, an exciting feature are the many fruit trees that can be planted on your property. When coming from the colder parts of our country, the thought of going out to your yard and retrieving a fresh grapefruit or orange is always at the top of the list for anyone in the Phoenix area. In this article The Green Goddess will give you a list of some of the easiest fruit trees to plant and maintain.