Wednesday, June 6, 2012

High Desert Companion Plants

How do we know what plants will be successful or what plants can be planted together  in our High Desert Landscapes?  Luckily Mother Earth and Mother Nature have demonstration gardens all around us that show what combinations of plants grow well together.  Plants that “Grow Well Together” means grow successfully in the same soil, temperature, and moisture conditions.

We hiked the Pino Trail on the West Side of the Sandia Mountains.  High Desert Companion Plants growing in the area where mesa meets mountain were recorded. Follow the attached link to view our video.

High Desert Companion Plants recorded in this video include:

Apache Plume
Bear Grass
Claret Cups
Club Cholla
Clump Grasses
Gambel Oak
Gray Oak
Mountain Mahogany
Pinon Pine
Prickly Pear
Three Leaf Sumac
Tree Cholla
Turbinella Oak

Trees That Please Nursery specializes in growing these New Mexico native plants. Contact the nursery for more information and pricing.

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

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