Southwestern Deserts

June, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Los Alamos Master Gardeners Garden Tour
Garner a wealth of ideas for New Mexico landscapes on this self-guided tour of six private gardens and the Los Alamos Demonstration Garden on Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For further info and to download the tour brochure and directions to the gardens, contact Los Alamos Extension at (505) 662-2656; or go to: http://www.lamgonline.org/.

Favorite or New Plant

Little-leaf Cordia
Native shrub little-leaf cordia (Cordia parvifolia) is a good choice for sustainable landscapes. It takes reflected heat and is very drought tolerant. White flower clusters show off magnificently against green foliage from spring to fall. Little-leaf cordia grows 6 feet tall and wide and is thornless and cold hardy to 18 degrees F.

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