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New Mexico

New Mexico

Selecting plants suited to the climate of New Mexico is a key step to success.

A plant's performance is governed by many climate related factors including the length of the growing season, the amount of rainfall, winter lows, summer highs, wind or humidity. Various initiatives have taken place to determine how well plants would withstand the cold winter temperatures (Plant Hardiness Zones) or when plants would start suffering from the heat (Plant Heat Zones). A more sophisticated approach has been followed by Sunset which defines Climate Zone Maps based not only on hardiness or heat tolerance, but also on precipitations, wind, humidity and various other climate related factors.

New Mexico belongs to Climate Zones 1-3 and 10. If you know your climate zone, find the best plants or exciting garden ideas for your geographic area.




An Outstanding Spring Border Idea with Tulips and Spurge

A striking and easy spring border! Gracefully emerging from the bright chartreuse blossoms of Mediterranean Spurge is a combination of flower bulbs that are worldwide acclaimed

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Blue Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until late summer.

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Gold and Plum Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until early summer.

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Pink & Blue Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until early summer.

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Salmon Pink Theme

Diva of the late spring garden, Bearded Irises grow and show well in any garden setting that meets their cultural needs. Pairing them with companion plants accent each other in shape, texture, height or color and enhance the beauty of your borders.

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Soft Yellow & Purple Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until late summer.

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Soft Yellow & White Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until late summer.

Bouquets of Blues & Whites

Easy to grow, elegant and attractive in late spring or early summer!

Convert A Dull Spot Into A Dream Place

Need to get rid of a dull wall or boring area of your yard? Why don't you try this?

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Coral & Blue Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of coral and blue, which includes 5 great Dahlias, 'Apricot Desire', 'Bishop of Oxford', 'Melody Dora', 'Puerto Rico' and 'Surprise'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Gold & Vermilion Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of golden-yellow and glowing vermilion, which includes 3 incredibly pretty Dahlias, 'Chat Noir', 'Jescot Julie' and 'Karma Bon Bini'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Hot Color Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of red, orange and yellow, which includes 3 fantastic Dahlias, 'Bishop of Llandaff', 'Bridge View Aloha' and 'Pooh'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Pink & Blue Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of soft pink and blue, which includes 3 great Dahlias, 'Fascination', 'Park Princess' and 'Karma Prospero'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Purple & Apricot Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of purple and glowing apricot, which includes 4 ravishing Dahlias, 'Apricot Desire', 'Nepos', 'Thomas Edison' and 'Happy Single First Love'.

Eye-Catching Retaining Walls

A super blend of perennials and ornamental grasses which softens and enhances these retaining walls.

For A Naturalistic Look

Aren't these graceful violet-blue flowers, shimmering in the summer sunlight, attractive when combined with the undulating creamy tan grass fountains?

Jacqueline Van der Kloet's Tea garden

The combination of blue-flowered forget-me-nots and chartreuse lady's mantle is always stunning. But with the addition of the colorful tulips selected by Jacqueline, the border sings

Peonies and Companion Plants - Coral & Purple Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of coral and rich purple, which includes 3 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Gold & Deep Red Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of golden-yellow and rich red, which includes 3 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Gold & White Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of white and golden-yellow, which includes 4 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Pink & Blue Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of pink and soft blue, which includes 4 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Pink & Purple Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of soft pink and purple, which includes 4 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Pink & Violet Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of pink and rich violet, which includes 4 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - White & Pink Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of white and soft pink, which includes 3 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession