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Resources and References

Local Resources:

El Paso Water Utilities Conservation Department (915) 594-5508
County Extension Agent (915) 859-7725
Texas Forest Service Office (915) 533-1884

Other Resources:

  Native Plant Society of Texas, P.O. Box 8991, Georgetown TX 78627
  Native Plant Society of New Mexico, P.O. Box 5917, Santa Fe. NM.
  Native Plant Society of El Paso, 4550 Globe Willow, El Paso TX. 79902
  West Texas Urban Forestry Council P.O. box 23249 El Paso, TX 79923
  Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, P.O. Box. 550, Austin, TX. 78767
  Chihuahuan Desert Research Center, P.O. Box 1334, Alpine, TX 79831

Demonstration Gardens:

  Chihuahuan Desert Gardens of the Centennial Museum, The University of Texas at El Paso campus.
  New Mexico State University Demonstration Garden at the Horticulture Farm, Las Cruces, NM.
  Mountain Park Urban Garden, 3100 Devils Tower Circle, El Paso, TX.
  Texas A&M Research Center at Texas A&M Circle in El Paso.
  Wilderness Park Museum, 2000 Wood Bean/Trans Mountain Drive, El Paso, Texas.

Books:

  Chihuahuan Desert Gardens. Greg S. Magee and Tim McKimmie, Editors, 1998. Native Plant Society of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM.
  Desert Landscaping: How to Start and Maintain a Healthy Landscape in the Southwest. George Brookbank. 1992. University of Arizona Press. Tucson, AZ.
  Flora of the Central Wasatch Front, Utah. A manual of the ferns, fern allies, conifers, and flowering plants growing without cultivation in Salt Lake and Davis Counties, Utah. Lois A. Arnow, Beverly J. Albee, Ann M. Wyckoff. Second edition, revised. March 1980. University of Utah Printing Services. Salt Lake City, Utah
  Growing Desert Plants, from Windowsill to Garden. Theodore B. Hodoba. 1995. Red Crane Books. Santa Fe, NM.
  How to Grow Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest. Jill Nokes. 1986. Gulf Publishing, Houston, TX.
  Landscape Plants for Western Regions. Bob Perry. 1994. Land Design Publishing. Claremont, CA.
  Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest. George O. Miller. 1991. Voyagour Press. Stillwater, NM.
  The Low Water Flower Garden. Eric A. Johnson and Scott Millard. 1993. Ironwood Press. Tucson AZ.
  Low Water Use Plants for California and The Southwest. Carol Shuler. 1993. Fisher Books. Tucson, AZ.
  Native Gardens for Dry Climates. Sally Wasowski with Andy Wasowski. 1995. Clarkson Potter Publishers. New York, NY.
  Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes. Judy Mielke. 1993. University of Texas Press. Austin, TX.
  Native Texas Gardens. Sally Wasowski with Andy Wasowski. 1997. Gulf Publishing, Houston Tx.
  Native Texas Plants, Landscaping by Region. Second edition, revised. Sally Wasowski with Andy Wasowski. 1997. Gulf Publishing, Houston, TX.
  Natural by Design, Beauty and Balance in Southwest Gardens. Judith Phillips. 1995. Museum of New Mexico Press. Santa Fe, NM.
  Plants for Dry Climates, How to Select, Grow and Enjoy. Mary Rose Duffield and Warren D. Jones, HP Books.
  Plants for Natural Gardens, Southwestern Native and Adaptive Trees, Shrubs, Wildflowers, and Grasses. Judith Phillips. 1995. Museum of New Mexico Press. Santa Fe, NM.
  Plants for Texas. Howard Garret. 1996. The University of Texas Press. Austin, TX.
  Pruning, Planting and Care. How to grow more than 300 native and adapted trees, shrubs, ground covers, vines and flowers. Eric A. Johnson. 1997. Ironwood Press. Tucson, AZ.
  Texas Natives, Ornamental Trees. Native Plant Society of Texas. Georgetown, TX.
  Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southwest. Robert A. Vines. 1960. University of Texas Press. Austin, TX.
  Shade and Color with Water Conserving Plants. James E. Walters and Balbir Backhaus. 1992. Timber Press. Portland, OR.
  Southwestern Landscaping with Native Plants. Judith Phillips. 1987. Museum of New Mexico Press. Santa Fe, NM.
  Sunset Western Garden Book. Edited by Elizabeth Hogan. 1990. Sunset Publishing Corporation, Menlo Park, CA.
  Sunset Western Landscaping. Edited by Kathleen Norris Brenzel. 1997. Sunset Books Inc., Menlo Park, CA.
  The Xeriscape Flower Garden. Eric A. Johnson and Scott Millard. 1993. Ironwood Press. Tucson, AZ
Last updated: March 24, 2008