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Susan Blevins of Taos, New Mexico, created an elaborate home garden featuring containers, perennial beds, a Japanese themed path and a regional style that reflectes the Spanish and pueblo architecture of the area.

Susan Blevins of Taos, New Mexico, created an elaborate home garden featuring containers, perennial beds, a Japanese themed path and a regional style that reflectes the Spanish and pueblo architecture of the area.

Yellow flowering native shrub, Chamisa or Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus) and ash tree, Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' in Xeriscape garden, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Yellow flowering native shrub, Chamisa or Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus) and ash tree, Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' in Xeriscape garden, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Desert plants and inscription, Church San Felipe de Neri. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Desert plants and inscription, Church San Felipe de Neri. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (color)

This modern climbing rose is an orange blend, 'Joseph's Coat,'  and is a large-flowered natural climber. These resilient flowers prefer full sun with open air circulation, regular moisture and pruning.

This modern climbing rose is an orange blend, 'Joseph's Coat,' and is a large-flowered natural climber. These resilient flowers prefer full sun with open air circulation, regular moisture and pruning.

Susan Blevins of Taos, New Mexico, created an elaborate home garden featuring containers, perennial beds, a Japanese themed path and a regional style that reflectes the Spanish and pueblo architecture of the area. An lod ladder adds to the mystery and romance of a container at the bast of a stuccoed adobe wall.

Avid gardener, bon vivant and world traveler Susan Blevins created a colorful garden at her home in Taos, New Mexico.

New Mexico Hummingbird Mint | Agastache neomexicana | Low Water Plants, Eco Friendly Landscapes | High Country Gardens

New Mexico Hummingbird Mint (Agastache neomexicana) is a smaller variety with narrow spikes of aromatic pink flowers and a very upright grower.

Yucca    New Mexico designated the blossom of the desert yucca plant (pronounced “yuh-ka”) as the state flower in 1927.

New Mexico designated the blossom of the desert yucca plant (pronounced “yuh-ka”) as the state flower in The yucca flower was selected by the schoolchildren of New Mexico and was recommended by the New Mexico Federation of Women's Clubs.

Queen Wreath Vine (Antigonon leptopus) is a wonderful asset to my garden.  This 'natural beauty' is a vine that is native to Mexico and Central America.  Stunning pink sprays of flowers appear in spring and last until the first frost.

Queens Wreath Vine (Antigonon leptopus) is a wonderful asset to my garden. This 'natural beauty' is a vine that is native to Mexico and Central America. Stunning pink sprays of flowers appear in spring and last until the first frost.

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