Why Should You Prune Your Roses in Winter?

Why Should You Prune Your Roses in Winter? A rose bush that is not pruned will still continue to grow and bloom but its growth will not be as vigorous, stems will be shorter, and flowers smaller. The Arizona Rose Society recommends pruning back rose bushes by one third in…

December Plant and Critter of the Month

December Plant and Critter of the Month Plant of the Month – Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgessil) This tropical hybrid traces it’s heritage back to the coastal regions of Brazil, where it’s parent’s are found growing between large tree limbs or in steep rock crevices that have collected debris.

Happy Halloween – Plant and Critter of the Month

Happy Halloween – Plant and Critter of the Month Happy Halloween from all of us at Goomdan’s! There is cooler weather just around the corner along with the trick or treaters. A fun pre-Halloween event is having a pumpkin carving party. Start with a family trip to your local pumpkin…

Winter Flowers October Special From Goodman’s Landscape

Winter Flowers October Special From Goodman’s Landscape If you haven’t already, it’s time to put your winter annuals in. What can we say about annuals that we haven’t said before? They are just fantastic, and bring that certain “Je ne sais quoi” to a property that nothing else can take…

Red Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia Pulcherrima) – Poisonous Plants

Red Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia Pulcherrima) – Poisonous Plants Native to the West Indies, Central and South America Caesalpinia pulcherrima produces thin, flat 2.5” long bean pods which twist as they dry. The seed Pods and seeds are poisonous. It also has small furry looking thorns which are nevertheless sharp,…

Bougainvillea – Plant of the Month June

Bougainvillea – Plant of the Month June Bougainvillea (part of the Nyctaginaceae family), sometimes referred to as bougies are Native to South America, but do extremely well in our climate. Although frost sensitive they are incredibly hearty and can recover even when they look hopelessly burned by cold. Just prune them back after all danger of frost has past, you should…