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Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest


Richly illustrated, this definitive guide describes more than 200 of the most ornamental and drought-tolerant native plants for landscaping in Arizona and New Mexico. Covering wildflowers, shrubs, trees, vines, cacti, and groundcovers, each plant profile lists the landscape range, water and light requirements, and flowering and fruiting times. Chapters on the ABCs of native plant landscaping, xeriscaping, and how to attract pollinators and birds will help home landscapers choose the optimum plants for their design, and where to plant them for the highest rate of success. Besides detailed plant descriptions, chapters include charts of seed and fruit plants for birds, nectar and host plants for butterflies, and colorscaping for year-around beautiful landscapes. Each plant descriptions includes photos with detailed close-ups that illustrate how each plant looks and can be used in landscape settings.


Voyageur Press, 2007. 192 pages, soft cover, $22.95

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Wildflowers of Arizona & New Mexico


This Pocket-Sized Quick Guide, describes 248 species of the most common wildflowers of Arizona and New Mexico. Each species includes a thumbnail-sized photo and brief description of the plant size, flower, and leaf shape and arrangement. The heavy-duty pages are spiral-bound and organized by flower color and size.


Adventure Press, 2020. $8.95; shipping $1.95

Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Southwest   


Use drought-tolerant, low-maintenance native plants to turn our yard into, not just a showplace of three-season color, but also a life-sustaining habitat for the birds and insect pollinators displaced by our houses, businesses, and roads. Southwest birds, butterflies, and bees naturally forage over large areas and you can put your backyard oasis on their daily route. This beautifully illustrated guide describes over 100 of the most ornamental trees, shrubs, desert accents, and wildflowers with emphasis on nectar- and pollen-rich species that will keep the birds and pollinators coming back. Each plant profile lists the growing zone, and the water, sun, and temperature requirements. Charts list the blooming and fruiting times, and butterfly host plants so you can select plants that provide a year-around habitat. (280 pages)


Adventure Press, 2021. $22.95; shipping $3.95

BOOKS BY GEORGE OXFORD MILLER

GEORGE OXFORD MILLER

Long-time environmental photojournalist, writer, and botanist, George Miller received a MS in botany and zoology from the University of Texas, Austin. As a journalist, he specializes in conservation issues, outdoor recreation, and native plant subjects, and has published with  New Mexico Magazine, Texas Highways, Living Bird, Wildlife Conservation, and in numerous newspapers across the nation. His book “Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas,” one of a three part series including the Southwest and Southern California, won the Texas Library Roundtable award for Best Reference Book.

Wildflower Quick Guide Series

248  species

Photos and plant descriptions

Pocket-sized, laminated guides

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Backyard Science and Discovery Workbook: Southwest


Help kids get outside and discover the wonders of nature! This imaginative workbook engages young learners with creative, hands-on science projects and fun descriptions of the natural habitats, plants and animals, geology, and cultural traditions that make the Southwest unique. Like a treasure map, the activities help kids discover the majesty and magic of nature starting with their own backyards. The guide features simply explained nature concepts like the biomes in the Southwest, habitats for birds and plants, flowering and fruiting cycles,  bird migration, the water cycle, and farm-to-table food supply chains. Creative activities include making sun prints, plaster footprint molds, backyard bird count, and learning about butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.  Covers  Ariz., New Mexico, plus mountains and deserts of southern Nevada & Utah, and the plains of west Texas & Oklahoma. Suitable for ages 7–14. (136 pages)


Adventure Press, 2021. $14.95; shipping $3.95