Mother Earth Living


The Water-Wise Garden: Art of Xeriscaping

Xeriscaping requires very little water, provides wildlife habitat, reduces chemical pollution—and saves you money.



The entrance to painter James Havard’s Santa Fe gardens showcases the artfulness of nature. Aspen, wisteria and untamed
Photography By Daniel Nadelbach and Gilda Meyer-Niehof
Havard creates his picturesque landscapes by complementing tumbling, native plants such as yarrow and agastache with adobe structures.
Photography By Daniel Nadelbach and Gilda Meyer-Niehof
Thirsty aspen near the Mission-like garden building soak up runoff and help prevent erosion.
Photography By Daniel Nadelbach and Gilda Meyer-Niehof
Shasta daisies grace a wrought-iron garden gate.
Photography By Daniel Nadelbach and Gilda Meyer-Niehof
Overlooking the mountains and city of Santa Fe, the Havard garden is an untamed wonderland of xeriscape plants, including day lilies, silver lace, Russian sage and delphinium.
Photography By Daniel Nadelbach and Gilda Meyer-Niehof
A pot of petunias offers a blaze of color.
Photography By Daniel Nadelbach and Gilda Meyer-Niehof
Lavender cools the warm adobe walls and clay walkway to this garden entrance.
Photography By Daniel Nadelbach and Gilda Meyer-Niehof
Cheery, low-water yarrow thrives in its natural habitat.
Photography By Daniel Nadelbach and Gilda Meyer-Niehof

















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