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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.

A Spectacular Tulip Border Idea for your Mid-Late Spring Garden

Want vibrant colors in your mid - late spring garden?

A Striking Border Idea with Irises, Siberian Spurge & Catmint

This exquisite garden border would make your neighbors envious! Easy to replicate at home, this plant combination includes incredibly beautiful perennial plants, whose color, shape and texture contrast to create drama in the landscape.

A Striking Spring Border Idea with Greigii Tulips and Muscari

Fairly easy to replicate, even for the beginner gardener, long-lived and low care, this spectacular border includes the festive colors of two fabulous multi-flowered tulips, Tulip 'Toronto' and Tulip 'Quebec', elegantly floating atop a blue sea of Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth).

A Striking Spring Border Idea with Lily-Flowered Tulips & Anemone Blanda

Create dazzling spring borders like this one! All plants have won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society!

A Striking Spring Border Idea with Tulip 'Cape Cod' & Daffodil 'Hawera'

Cheerful colors in mid spring that will put a smile on your face!

A Striking Spring Border with Tulip 'Early Harvest' & Crocus 'Jeanne d'Arc'

Cheerful colors in early spring that will put a smile on your face!

A Striking Spring Border with Tulip 'Early Harvest' & Crocus 'Pickwick'

Cheerful colors in early spring that will put a smile on your face!

A Striking Summer Border Idea with Echinops and Agastache

Created by world acclaimed designer, Piet Oudolf, at RHS Wisley Garden, Surrey, this naturalized perennial combination enjoys a long season of interest, is drought tolerant, deer resistant, low maintenance and a real magnet to butterflies and bees!

A Striking Summer Border with Tiger Lilies and Lobelia

Fairly easy to replicate and requiring low care, this ravishing plant combination is a welcome presence in the late summer garden and you will find yourself admiring its spectacular blooms again and again

A Stunning Perennial Garden

This lovely hillside perennial garden is a feast for the eyes with its harmonious mix of textures and colors. Low maintenance and full of charm, most plants won prestigious awards and are easy to grow. They will attract the energy of butterflies and hummingbirds while most of them will be ignored by deer

A Stunning Perennial Planting Idea with Oriental Poppies, Irises, Alliums and Sage

Create stunning, easy care and long-lasting border combinations for your late spring to mid summer garden, intermixing the spectacular flowers of Oriental Poppies (Papaver Orientale) with the rich, cool purple flower spikes of Sage and the highly architectural Ornamental Onions (Alliums)

A Stunning Plant Combination Idea

Create a beautiful garden with this colorful and long-lasting plant combination idea that will enchant your borders for weeks from early summer to fall.

A Stunning Spring Border Idea with 2 Award-Winning Tulips

2 award-winning Tulips create this captivating scenery

A successful Marriage

Here is the recipe for a successful marriage!

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis montana and Wisteria

Clematis and Wisteria can be perfect companions. They can happily share the same arch or trellis, both reaching for the sun. When combined, they often look many times more beautiful than on a standalone basis.