Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes: Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas (Google eBook)

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UNM Press, 1995 - Gardening - 267 pages
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New Mexico gardeners have long needed this book--a careful guide to the trees, shrubs, ground covers, and smaller plants that thrive in the state's many life zones and climates. In a state where the altitude varies from 3,000 feet above sea level at Carlsbad, to 13,000 feet at Mount Wheeler near Taos, where the annual rainfall is anywhere from 7 inches at White Sands to 30 inches in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, where the soil is loose and gravelly, or thick and hard, or dark and rich, this guide, organized by regions and specific cities, will be especially useful. It also includes information on adjacent areas in Colorado and Arizona and in El Paso. In addition to the top hundred-plus species for each location, the author provides suggestions for more adventurous gardeners and information on historic landscapes around the state. He also points out a favorite well-planned and well-maintained garden or landscape that is open to the public in each community.

A landscape architect in Albuquerque for twenty-five years, Baker Morrow is intimately acquainted with how things grow in New Mexico. He is also generous in sharing his personal preferences. He mentions the species he likes "for their toughness, adaptability, and sturdy beauty in a difficult climate," and also the ones he admires for "their cheerfulness and their ability to grace our lives with shade, with helpful protection from the wind, and an endless series of wonderful colors." With many hundreds of native and exotic species readily available, no New Mexico gardener can afford to be without this book.

  

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Contents

Topography Determines
10
Best Street Trees
23
SECTION THREE SECTION FOUR The New Mexico Plant File
33
Trees
34
Flowering Ornamental Trees
53
Evergreen Trees
57
Shrubs
67
Evergreen
78
Durango
150
El PasoCiudad Juarez
153
Estancia
157
Farmington
160
Fort Sumner
164
Gallup and Grants
167
Hobbs
171
Las Cruces
175

Ground Covers
88
Evergreen
90
Grasses
95
Native Turf and General Use Species
97
Ornamental Species
99
Vines
101
Evergreen
103
Flowers
104
Perennials
108
Bulbs
115
City and Town Plant Recommendations and Notes
117
Introduction the Foothills Garden
119
Alamogordo
121
Albuquerque
124
Artesia
129
Carlsbad
132
Chama
135
Clayton
137
Clovis
140
Cortez
143
Deming
146
Las Vegas
179
Lordsburg
182
Los Alamos
186
Pagosa Springs
190
Portales
193
Raton
196
Roswell
199
Ruidoso
203
Santa Fe
206
Santa Rosa 2 1 0
210
Silver City
214
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218
Taos
222
Trinidad
225
Truth or Consequences
228
Tucumcari
232
Appendices
237
Bibliographies
244
Index
249
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Baker H. Morrow, FASLA, is a landscape architect in Albuquerque and an associate professor at the University of New Mexico. He is also the author of Horses Like the Wind (stories of Africa). He is the founding director of the master's program in landscape architecture at the University of New Mexico.

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