Resources

There are plenty of great resources to help xeric gardeners plan and plant low-water landscapes that look terrific. Check out the resources listed below to learn more, and though some are for certain regions, they all offer great information.

Water Conservation and Drought-tolerant Planting:

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority

Xeriscape Council of NM

Center for Landscape Water Conservation

Water Use It Wisely (Arizona cooperative campaign)

Bewaterwise for southern California

Gardening:

New Mexico State University Desert Blooms (and a search component for pamphlets, etc.)

National Garden Bureau

National Gardening Association

Native or Drought-tolerant Plants:

High-Country Gardens

Plants of the Southwest

Plant and Weed Identification Sites and Tools:

National Gardening Association Plant Finder

Southwest Plant Selector App

Colorado State University Noxious Weed Identification

New Mexico State University Troublesome Weeds

Texas A & M Turfgrass Weeds

USDA Plants Database

Weed Science Society of America Weed Identification

New Mexico Chile:

New Mexico Chile Association (source for NM chile companies)

Diaz Farms (another source for chile products, and check out their Chile history page)

New Mexico Gardens and Plants:

Hondo Iris Farm

 

Short-Season Seeds:

Renee’s Garden Seeds

 Victory Seeds Kit

Drought and Climate Change:

U.S. Drought Monitor

NOAA State of the Climate

Passive Solar:

U.S. Department of Energy

New Mexico Solar Energy Association Passive Solar Design

Epsom Salt and Other Myths:

Paper by Linda Chalker-Scott, Ph.D.

New Jersey Star-Ledger Article

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