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


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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