Local Landscaping Resources:
Native Plant Society of New Mexico
New Mexico Rare Plants
The Master Gardener Hotline: (505) 292-7144 March-October, 9:30-2:30 Monday – Friday
New Mexico Garden Clubs resource page
Albuquerque Seed Library
Desert Oasis Teaching Garden
Bernalillo County Master Composters
Xeriscape Council of New Mexico
Think Trees New Mexico
Tree New Mexico
Office of the State Engineer
NM Plant Database
Irrigation Smart Calculator
EPA Water Conservation
Western native plant societies:
http://cnps.org (link to Manual of California Vegetation)
http://heritage.nv.gov (for maps and fact sheets)
National Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure:
National Tree Care Resources
OSE Water Conservation
Water Conservation Outdoors
- The Enchanted Xeriscape
- Xeriscape 101
- Lean & Green
- Irrigation Basics
- A Waterwise Guide to Trees
- A Waterwise Guide to Rainwater Harvesting
- A Waterwise Guide to Rainwater Harvesting (Spanish version)
- The Complete How To Guide to Xeriscape
- Xeriscaping , The Complete How To Guide, 2011 Regional Edition
- Rainwater Harvesting, Supply from the Sky
- Low Volume Irrigation Design and Installation Guide
- Using Gray Water in New Mexico’s Residential Landscapes
- New Mexico Gray Water Guide
Resources and Links
- The Rural Water Homeowner’s Water Guide
- Irrigation Calculator
- Roof-Reliant Landscaping
- Water Conservation Water Smart DVD Series
- Related Links
- Irrigation Association– The leading membership organization for irrigation equipment and system manufacturers, dealers, distributors, designers, consultants, contractors and end users.
- Xeriscape Council of New Mexico– The Xeriscape Council is education and project oriented. Its primary project is an annual conference on topics in water conservation and landscape.
- NM Climate Center– Climate stations, ET and hydrology tools and drought information
- Alliance for Water Efficiency– Landscape, Irrigation and Outdoor Water Use Resource Library. A stakeholder-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water.
- Landscape Watering Guide– Watering by the Numbers, designed for Arizona, provides an east use, step-by-step instruction manual for low desert regions.
- Smart Water Application Technology (SWAT)– A national partnership initiative of water purveyors and irrigation industry representatives created to promote landscape water use efficiency through the application of state-of-the-art irrigation technologies.
Agaves, Yuccas and Related Plants. Mary Irish, Portland Oregon: Timber Press, 2000.
A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque. Jean-Luc Cartron, David Lightfoot, Jane Mygatt, Sandra Brantley and Timothy Lowrey, Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 2008.
Native Plants for High-Elevation Western Gardens. Janice Busco and Nancy R. Morin, Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum Publishing, 2003.
Natural by Design. Judith Phillips, Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1995.
New Mexico Gardener’s Guide, Revised Edition. Judith Phillips, Brentwood, TN: Cool Springs Press, 2005.
New Mexico Plants Made Easy, Jill Brown, Albuquerque, NM, self-published, 2015.
Plants for Natural Gardens. Judith Phillips, Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1995.
Penstemons. Robert Nold, Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 1999.
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1 and 2. Brad Lancaster, Tucson, Arizona: Rainsource Press, 2006 and 2008.
Southwestern Landscaping with Native Plants, Revised Edition. Judith Phillips, Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press (First edition 1987, 2002).
Water-Wise Plants for the Southwest. Nan Sterman, Mary irish, Judith Phillips, and Joe Lamp’l, Brentwood, TN: Cool Springs Press, 2010.
Weeds of the West. Western Society of Weed Science and Cooperative Extension Service, Jackson, Wyoming: University of Wyoming, 1991.