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.
I’ve just joined three fellow garden writers in launching a new site specific to Southwest Gardening. Check out our posts on all things gardening in the low, middle and high deserts of the Southwest.
And here are the individual sites of my Southwest Gardening partners:
AZ Plant Lady, a favorite blog from our Noelle Johnson in our neighboring state.
Gardening with Soule, from Dr. Jacqueline Soule of the Tucson area.
HerbnCowgirl, by partner Ann McCormick in the Fort Worth area.
Water Conservation and Drought-tolerant Planting:
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 (including an extensive list of garden bloggers)
Backyard Boss for great DIY ideas for home and garden.
It’s A Dry Heat from David Cristiani in Las Cruces, NM
African Violets and Gesneriads:
Native or Drought-tolerant Plants:
Plant and Weed Identification Sites and Tools:
Rainwater Collection and Rain Barrels:
New Mexico Chile:
New Mexico Chile Association (source for NM chile companies)
New Mexico Gardens and Plants:
New Mexico Xeriscaping Design:
Judith Phillips’ Design Oasis (designer, author, instructor, activist)
High Country Landscapes, LLC (in Ruidoso area)
WaterWise Landscapes Inc. (Hunter Ten Broeck)
U.S. Composting Council (links and resources)
Short-Season and Organic Seeds:
Drought and Climate Change:
Monarch Butterfly and Bug Identification:
Succulent and Cactus Care:
Epsom Salt and Other Myths: