Southwestern Desert Plants

This guide highlights the main wildlife viewing areas and most visible species.

Southwestern Desert Plants

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583552087

Page: 12

View: 171

This guide highlights the main wildlife viewing areas and most visible species. Offering exceptional value and utility, it's map-sized, lightweight, and laminated for wear-resistance.

Cooking the Wild Southwest

Included here are sections featuring each of twenty-three different desert plants. The chapters include basic information, harvesting techniques, and general characteristics.

Cooking the Wild Southwest

Author: Carolyn J. Niethammer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780816529193

Page: 194

View: 189

Over the last few decades, interest in eating locally has grown quickly. From just-picked apples in Washington to fresh peaches in Georgia, local food movements and farmer’s markets have proliferated all over the country. Desert dwellers in the Southwest are taking a new look at prickly pear, mesquite, and other native plants. Many people’s idea of cooking with southwestern plants begins and ends with prickly pear jelly. With this update to the classic Tumbleweed Gourmet, master cook Carolyn Niethammer opens a window on the incredible bounty of the southwestern deserts and offers recipes to help you bring these plants to your table. Included here are sections featuring each of twenty-three different desert plants. The chapters include basic information, harvesting techniques, and general characteristics. But the real treat comes in the form of some 150 recipes collected or developed by the author herself. Ranging from every-day to gourmet, from simple to complex, these recipes offer something for cooks of all skill levels. Some of the recipes also include stories about their origin and readers are encouraged to tinker with the ingredients and enjoy desert foods as part of their regular diet. Featuring Paul Mirocha’s finely drawn illustrations of the various southwestern plants discussed, this volume will serve as an indispensible guide from harvest to table. Whether you’re looking for more ways to prepare local foods, ideas for sustainable harvesting, or just want to expand your palette to take in some out-of-the-ordinary flavors, Cooking the Wild Southwest is sure to delight.

Here Is the Southwestern Desert

Examines the animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert, inhabited by hawks, lizards, and jackrabbits and their relationship with one another and their environment.

Here Is the Southwestern Desert

Author: Madeleine Dunphy

Publisher: Web of Life Children's Book

ISBN: 0977379574

Page: 32

View: 432

Examines the animals and plants of the Sonoran Desert, inhabited by hawks, lizards, and jackrabbits and their relationship with one another and their environment.

Southwestern Desert Resources

This volume puts a spotlight on specific examples of work being done in the area to show that collaborative efforts among federal, state agency, university, and private sector researchers working with land managers provides better science ...

Southwestern Desert Resources

Author: William Lee Halvorson

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816528172

Page: 360

View: 551

Yet Matt Ridley does more than describe how things are getting better. He explains why. Prosperity comes from everybody working for everybody else. The habit of exchange and specialization---which started more than 100,000 years ago---has created a collective brain that sets human living standards on a rising trend. The mutual dependence, trust, and sharing that result are causes for hope, not despair. --

Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes

But such gardens can flourish when native plants grow in them. In this book, Judy Mielke, an expert on Southwestern gardening, offers the most comprehensive guide available to landscaping with native plants.

Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes

Author: Judy Mielke

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029278810X

Page: 312

View: 803

For gardeners who want to conserve water, the color, fragrance, shade, and lush vegetation of a traditional garden may seem like a mirage in the desert. But such gardens can flourish when native plants grow in them. In this book, Judy Mielke, an expert on Southwestern gardening, offers the most comprehensive guide available to landscaping with native plants. Writing simply enough for beginning gardeners, while also providing ample information for landscape professionals, she presents over three hundred trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, groundcovers, wildflowers, cacti, and other native plants suited to arid landscapes. The heart of the book lies in the complete descriptions and beautiful color photographs of plants native to the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan desert regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Mielke characterizes each plant and gives detailed information on its natural habitat, its water, soil, light, temperature, and pruning requirements, and its possible uses in landscape design. In addition, Mielke includes informative discussions of desert ecology, growing instructions for native plants and wildflowers, and "how-to" ideas for revegetation of disturbed desert areas using native plants. She concludes the book with an extensive list of plants by type, including those that have specific features such as shade or fragrance. She also supplies a list of public gardens that showcase native plants.

Southwest Fruit Vegetable Gardening

DIVIf you live in Arizona, New Mexico, or Nevada, you’ll discover the best edible plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide—and they’ll be on your table before you know it./div

Southwest Fruit   Vegetable Gardening

Author: Jacqueline Soule

Publisher:

ISBN: 1591866146

Page: 224

View: 977

DIVMaster the art of edible gardening in the beautiful southwestern United States./divDIV /divDIVSouthwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Arizona, New Mexico, or Nevada. Co-authors Katie Elzer-Peters and Jacqueline Soule share their bountiful knowledge of edibles in general and the Southwest region in particular, equipping you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and—most importantly—harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live in the Tucson suburbs, the New Mexico Bootheel, the Mojave Desert, or anywhere else in the southwestern tri-state area, you’ll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide . . . and they’ll be on your table before you know it./div

Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest

Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest

Author: George Oxford Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781616731991

Page:

View: 286

As the world heats up and we become more and more conscious of our place in the natural scheme, the appeal of the native plants of the Southwest becomes ever more compelling for gardeners. In addition to providing year-round beauty with relatively little maintenance, landscaping with native plants contributes to the repair of the natural ecosystem and brings us closer to our environment—and the array of native plant material available to the Southwestern gardener is diverse and spectacular, providing seemingly endless opportunities for creative and attractive landscapes. In Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest, George Oxford Miller provides the definitive guide to choosing the best of the best among the native plants of Arizona and New Mexico. Covering wildflowers, shrubs, trees, vines, groundcovers, and cacti, this comprehensive, richly illustrated book selects the species whose ornamental qualities, growth habit, adaptability, maintenance needs, and beauty add up to the highest landscape value. The illustrations, maps, and charts provide guidelines for species selection and planting, ongoing maintenance, landscape design, and water and energy conservation. In-depth plant profiles describe the habitat requirements for more than 350 native plant species, subspecies, and varieties, with lush photographs illustrating how each plant looks and responds to landscape conditions. As the interest in native-plant landscaping and xeriscaping continues to grow, this book will find a place on the shelf of every gardener and landscaper in the region—or of anybody interested in recreating the beauty of the Southwest in a hot, dry corner of the yard.

Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Deserts

leaf paloverde, triangle-leaf bursage, ironwood, jumping cholla, and creosote
bush are some of the many characteristic Sonoran Desert plants. The Mojave
Desert, which covers about 35,000 square miles, is the smallest North American
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Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Deserts

Author: Janice Emily Bowers

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 9781877856341

Page: 140

View: 880

A guide to the shrubs and trees of this region. Arranged by blossom color with informative drawings.

The Cacti of Arizona

"For persons with a special interest in succulents, and cacti in particular, this book is a must.

The Cacti of Arizona

Author: Lyman Benson

Publisher: Century Collection

ISBN: 9780816534760

Page: 218

View: 588

"For persons with a special interest in succulents, and cacti in particular, this book is a must. Others will find the volume of value not only as a means of naming these highly specialized plants but as a source of information on the structure and distribution of the various species."--American Scientist "Of tremendous value to the professional botanist and ecologist, and with layman English and careful instructions, the work provides the amateur botanist insight into a fascinating family."--Garden Journal "For the general desert lover as well as the botanist."--Books of the Southwest

The Deserts of the Southwest

Original. "This book should help any desert adventurer, neophyte or seasoned traveler, to be bette

The Deserts of the Southwest

Author: Peggy Pickering Larson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781578050529

Page: 282

View: 214

A special field guide to the desert Southwest covers plants, animals, geology, topography, climate, and ecology found in this popular tourist destination. Original.

Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest

Describes over 160 desert and mountain medicinal plants, discussing the usage, chemistry, collection, preparation technique, dosage, and cautions for each plant.

Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest

Author: Charles W. Kane

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780977133376

Page: 357

View: 875

Describes over 160 desert and mountain medicinal plants, discussing the usage, chemistry, collection, preparation technique, dosage, and cautions for each plant.

Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest

This work details more than 210 medicinal plants.

Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest

Author: Charles W. Kane

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780977133307

Page: 307

View: 788

This work details more than 210 medicinal plants. The majority are found throughout the Southwest, others have a wider western range, and then some are found country wide. Each profile discusses the plants identification, distribution, chemistry, medicinal and edible uses, and cautions. More than 250 color photos and 80 paintings further enhance the informations usefulness. Well researched, practical, and pertinent, this work serves as a resource for those who are interested in finding medicine from the land. Original.