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.Send gardening questions to Southwest Yard and Garden, Attn: Dr. Marisa Thompson at email@example.com or at Desert Blooms - Facebook.
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by Marisa Thompson and formerly by Curtis Smith
20+ years of Southwest Yard & Garden columns address gardening and landscaping solutions for the desert Southwest.
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These columns contain a wealth of information about vegetable gardening in the high desert of New Mexico.