The Garden Design

  (Photo by: Meygan) As I began the designing process, with a list of flowers, and a rough estimate of the space and shape for the garden, I had to pick specific places for each plant depending on the size of the plant, the amount of sun needed, and color.  To get some ideas, I went…

Pollinator Garden Plants

-Meygan 🙂 Flower Sun Water Space (max. tall) Soil Year to Year Growth Native Bloom Period Scientific Name Small: Mexican Evening Primrose Full Low 10 inches SW adaptable Perennial Southwest Spring – Fall Oenothera speciosa Blanket Flower Full Medium 2 feet Average to dry Perennial USA* Summer Gaillardia Pincushion Cactus Full Low 8 inches SW…

The Pollinator Garden

After meeting with Leslie, our garden designer, I began to make a list of flowers and plants that are native to New Mexico and would appeal to the pollinators. Native plants require less or no fertilizers, pesticides, water (compared to invasive species), they are less invasive in habitats, the provide habitats for the wildlife, and…

Pollinators to Save the World

Pollinators of the Plant World Pollinators are a part of our existence on Earth.  They are the carriers of plant life around the world and there are so many different kinds of pollinators.  Pollinators, defined, are “agent[s] that pollinate flowers.”  These agents collect pollen, nectar, and other small detriments from the plants to other flowers…