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Texas; Xeriiscape: Landscapes for the Desert Southwest - Texas A&M University

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  XX ERISCAPEERISCAPE   LL ANDSCAPESANDSCAPES   FORFOR   THETHE  DD EESSEERRTT SS OUTHWESTOUTHWEST   G  ARDENING    IN    THE  D  ESERT  S  OUTHWEST  P  UBLICATION  S  ERIES    Resource References ã Judith Phillips, Southwestern Landscapingwith Native Plants, Museum of New MexicoPress, 1987 ã Connie L. Ellefson, Thomas I. Stephens,Doug Welsch and Douglas F. Welsh,Xeriscape Gardening-Water Conservation ofthe American Landscape, MacmillanPublishing, 1992 ã A. Michael Powell & James F. Weedin, Cactiof the Trans-Pecos & Adjacent Areas, TexasTech University Press, 2004 ã Greg Starr, Cool Plants for Hot Gardens, RioNuevo Publishers, 2009 ã Mary & Gary Irish, Agaves, Yuccas andRelated Plants, A Gardener’s Guide, TimberPress, Inc., 2000 ã Meg Quinn, Wildflowers of the DesertSouthwest, Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2000   Challenges of Desert Landscapes ã Low rainfall—8 to 10 inches/ year, most of which falls duringshort summer monsoon andwinter. ã Low humidity—usually 20 to30%. ã High, gusting winds. ã Soil—clay to sandy loam, highlyalkaline, highly saline with lots ofrock. ã Temperature—as low as 10 to15 degrees in winter and tripledigit highs in summer. ã Mandatory water rationing everysummer. Texas Native Plants TreesShrubsPerennialsShort-lived PerennialsAnnuals and BiennialsGrassesSucculents/Semi-succulents   For recommendations, go to:  http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ ornamentals/elpasoplants/index.htmlOr call the El Paso CountyMaster Gardener Hot Line 915-566-1276     E L P ASO C OUNTY  M ASTER G ARDENER H OT L INE   915-566-1276E L P ASO C OUNTY  E XTENSION O FFICE   9521 Socorro Road, Suite A-2Ysleta Annex - Box 2El Paso, TX 79927Phone: 915-860-2515Fax: 915-860-2536Email:El-Paso-TX@tamu.edu  Educational programs of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service areopen to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion,age, or national srcinThe Texas A&M System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and theCounty Commissioners Courts of Texas cooperating

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Apr 26, 2018
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