Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes

Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes (Paperback)

$27.95
In Stock at Warehouse – Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Description


For gardeners who want to conserve water, the color, fragrance, shade, and lush vegetation of a traditional garden may seem like a mirage in the desert. But such gardens can flourish when native plants grow in them. In this book, Judy Mielke, an expert on Southwestern gardening, offers the most comprehensive guide available to landscaping with native plants. Writing simply enough for beginning gardeners, while also providing ample information for landscape professionals, she presents over three hundred trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, groundcovers, wildflowers, cacti, and other native plants suited to arid landscapes.

The heart of the book lies in the complete descriptions and beautiful color photographs of plants native to the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan desert regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Mielke characterizes each plant and gives detailed information on its natural habitat, its water, soil, light, temperature, and pruning requirements, and its possible uses in landscape design.

In addition, Mielke includes informative discussions of desert ecology, growing instructions for native plants and wildflowers, and "how-to" ideas for revegetation of disturbed desert areas using native plants. She concludes the book with an extensive list of plants by type, including those that have specific features such as shade or fragrance. She also supplies a list of public gardens that showcase native plants.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0292751478
ISBN-13: 9780292751477
Published: University of Texas Press, 01/01/1993
Pages: 310
Language: English




  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • FourSquare
  • Pinterest
  • Google Plus

Jeremy Tolbert, Oct. 25, 3pm
Talking with the Devil About Love, poetry

Max Evans & Robert Knott, Oct. 26, 3pm
Going Crazy with Sam Peckinpah

Gail Sheehy, Oct. 26, 3pm
Daring, at the JCC BookFest
5520 Wyoming Blvd NE

Chuck Palahniuk, Oct. 27, 7pm
Beautiful You, new fiction
University of New Mexico
Student Union Ballrooms B&C
TICKETS

Janice Wilson-Stridick, Oct. 29, 7pm
Alice Steer Wilson, on art and light

Ray John de Aragon, Oct. 30, 7pm
New Mexico Book of the Undead

Laura Kasinof, Nov. 4, 7pm
Don't be Afraid of the Bullets,on war

Tony Hoagland, Nov.  5, 7pm
Twenty Poems that Could Save America
and Other Essays

Valerie Plame, Nov. 6, 7pm
Burned, a Vanessa Pierson thriller

Radley Balko, Nov. 6, 7pm
Rise of the Warrior Cop
South Broadway Cultural Center
ACLU/APD Forward event

Ron Pevny, Nov. 7, 7pm
Conscious Living, Conscious Aging

Gayle Lauradunn, Nov. 8, 3pm
Reaching for Air, poetry

Max Early, Nov. 8, 5pm
Ears of Corn: Listen, poetry & art


Gyasi Ross, Nov. 9, 3pm
How to Say I Love You in Indian

CB McKenzie, Nov. 9, 3pm
Bad Country, Hillerman prize winner

Lois Abraham, Nov. 11, 7pm
Circus Girl and Other Stories


Heather Strang, Nov. 13 7pm
The Quest, a spiritual romance

Naomi Shihab Nye, Nov. 14, 7pm
presented by the NM Humanities Council
KiMo Theater, 421 Central Ave NW

Toby Smith, Nov. 15, 3pm
Bush League Boys, baseball history

Hollis Walker, Nov. 15, 5pm
The Booby Blog, on surviving cancer

JM Mitchel, Nov. 16, 3pm
The Height of Secrecy, new mystery

Susan Croce Kelly, Nov. 18, 7pm
Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery


Katie Singer, Nov. 20, 7pm
Electronic Silent Spring, on radiation

Kimberley Griffiths Little, Nov. 21, 6pm
Forbidden, new romance

Don Usner, Nov. 22, 3pm
Chasing Dichos, photography

Dick Bakken, Nov. 23, 3pm
Whiskey Epiphanies, poetry

Jamie Anderson, Nov. 25, 7pm
Drive All Night, the life of a touring musician

Mark Stevens, Nov. 30, 3pm
Trapline, a new thriller

Renato Rosaldo, Dec. 1, 7pm
The Day of Shelly's Death, ethnographic poetry

Paul Citrin, Dec. 2, 7pm
Lights in the Forest, on Judaism

Richard Rohr, Dec. 7, 1pm
Eager to Love, on Francis of Assisi

Nasario Garcia, Dec. 7, 3pm
Grandma Lale's Tamales, for children