Plants for Natural Gardens: Southwestern Native & Adaptive Trees, Shrubs, Wildflowers & Grasses
This companion book to 'Natural by Design' concentrates on over two hundred plants, individually photographed and profiled. The key to any successful garden is knowing the plants, the conditions that nurture them, and the care that must be taken in their propagation, cultivation, transplanting, and pruning. Knowing the native and adaptive plants of the region and how best to use them in the landscape will enable the gardener to create gardens of self-sustaining beauty.
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12 inches ADAPTATIONS Apache plume areas autumn beds bloom blue blue grama bluestem borders BOTANICAL NAME buffalograss chamisa cliffrose clumps clusters cold hardy color creosotebush cultivar cuttings daisies dark green deciduous dense desert willow drought evergreen FAMILY feet in elevation feet tall feet wide flower stems foliage frost full sun garden germination globemallow grama grass grasslands green leaves ground cover growth hardy to 20 heat tolerant high desert inches tall Indian ricegrass juniper LANDSCAPE leaf little bluestem long-lived moderate moist Moist-prechilling moisture monthly mound mowed native once established ounce of seeds penstemon perennial pink plants prairie prechilling primrose PROPAGATION pruning purple rainfall RELATED SPECIES rhizomes rocky roots sacaton sand Sand lovegrass season seed heads seedlings shrub-desert shrubs sideoats grama silver slopes sowing spikes spreading square feet sumac sun/part shade tall and wide taproots threadleaf sage tion transplant tree upland vellow well-drained soil winter woody yellow