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Desert Blooms

New Mexico's gardens and landscapes can thrive anywhere, from our high snowy mountain peaks to our hot desert plains. NMSU's Extension and research programs can help you learn how to use your resources to create the ideal garden or landscape environment perfectly suited to your lifestyle.

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Tree Care:

Pruning, Planting, Signs of Improper Planting


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The Plant Selector

Southwest Yard and Garden plant selector. A searchable arid plants web site.

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How-to videos

Southwest Yard & Garden video.

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Yard and Garden columns by Curtis Smith

15 years of Southwest Yard & Garden columns address gardening and landscaping solutions for the desert Southwest.

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Gardening Columns by George Dickerson

Melon Patch gardening columns contain a wealth of information about vegetable gardening in the high desert of New Mexico.