Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes : Keyed to Cities and Regions / Baker H. Morrow


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Section One
Background to Landscape Plantings for New Mexico, Southern Colorado, and El Paso
     The Nature of the New Mexican Landscape
     Life Zones
     A Few Essential Cultivation Requirements
     Soil Building
     Recycling
     Water in the Soil
     Water Deeply
     Water at Night
     The Nature of Irrigation
     Native Plants
     Topography Determines
     High Elevation
     Aridity
     Spring winds
     Winterburn and Diurnal Variation
     Changing Techniques in Agriculture and Ornamental Horticulture
A Southwest Legacy of Trees and Stone: A Note on New Mexico's Historic Manmade
landscapes

Section Two
Tips for New Mexico Gardening and Landscaping
Tips for New Mexico Gardening and Landscaping
     Plant Selection
     Ultimate Height and Width
     Color 
     Texture and Form 
     Scent 
     Whimsy and Nostalgia 
     Political Correctness
     Local Character 
     Evergreen and Deciduous
     A Note on Vegetables 
     Backfill 
     Staking or Guying 
     Pruning 
     Trees 
     Shrubs 
     Chlorosis 
     Natural Plant Succession 
Eleven Precepts of Landscape Design, with an Emphasis on New Mexican Conditions 
Best Street Trees 
Best Patio Trees 
Best Hedge Plants 
Best Windbreak Plants 
Best Specimen Plants 
Best Evergreen Tree Accents 
Best Large Area Ground Covers 
Best Shade-loving Plants 
Best Regional Species: Native Plant All-Stars 
The Gist List 

Section Three
The New Mexico Plant File 
Trees 
     Deciduous, Shade, Street, and Specialty Trees 
     Flowering Ornamental Trees 
     Evergreen Trees 
     Shrubs 
     Deciduous 
     Evergreen 
Ground Covers 
     Deciduous 
     Evergreen 
Grasses 
     Traditional Turf Species 
     Native Turf and General Use Species 
     Ornamental Species 
Vines 
     Deciduous 
     Evergreen 
Flowers 
     Annuals 
     Perennials 
     Bulbs 

Section Four
City and Town Plant Recommendations and Notes
Introductory; the Foothills Garden 
Alamogordo 
Albuquerque 
Artesia 
Carlsbad 
Chama 
Clayton 
Clovis 
Cortez 
Deming 
Durango 
El Paso 
Estancia 
Farmington 
Fort Sumner 
Gallup and Grants 
Hobbs 
Las Cruces 
Las Vegas 
Lordsburg 
Los Alamos 
Pagosa Springs 
Portales 
Raton 
Roswell 
Ruidoso 
Santa Fe 
Santa Rosa 
Silver City 
Socorro 
Taos 
Trinidad 
Truth or Consequences 
Tucumcari 
Appendices 
Bibliographies 
Index