Included here are sections featuring each of twenty-three different desert plants. The chapters include basic information, harvesting techniques, and general characteristics.
Author: Carolyn J. Niethammer
Over the last few decades, interest in eating locally has grown quickly. From just-picked apples in Washington to fresh peaches in Georgia, local food movements and farmer’s markets have proliferated all over the country. Desert dwellers in the Southwest are taking a new look at prickly pear, mesquite, and other native plants. Many people’s idea of cooking with southwestern plants begins and ends with prickly pear jelly. With this update to the classic Tumbleweed Gourmet, master cook Carolyn Niethammer opens a window on the incredible bounty of the southwestern deserts and offers recipes to help you bring these plants to your table. Included here are sections featuring each of twenty-three different desert plants. The chapters include basic information, harvesting techniques, and general characteristics. But the real treat comes in the form of some 150 recipes collected or developed by the author herself. Ranging from every-day to gourmet, from simple to complex, these recipes offer something for cooks of all skill levels. Some of the recipes also include stories about their origin and readers are encouraged to tinker with the ingredients and enjoy desert foods as part of their regular diet. Featuring Paul Mirocha’s finely drawn illustrations of the various southwestern plants discussed, this volume will serve as an indispensible guide from harvest to table. Whether you’re looking for more ways to prepare local foods, ideas for sustainable harvesting, or just want to expand your palette to take in some out-of-the-ordinary flavors, Cooking the Wild Southwest is sure to delight.
But such gardens can flourish when native plants grow in them. In this book, Judy Mielke, an expert on Southwestern gardening, offers the most comprehensive guide available to landscaping with native plants.
Author: Judy Mielke
Publisher: University of Texas Press
For gardeners who want to conserve water, the color, fragrance, shade, and lush vegetation of a traditional garden may seem like a mirage in the desert. But such gardens can flourish when native plants grow in them. In this book, Judy Mielke, an expert on Southwestern gardening, offers the most comprehensive guide available to landscaping with native plants. Writing simply enough for beginning gardeners, while also providing ample information for landscape professionals, she presents over three hundred trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, groundcovers, wildflowers, cacti, and other native plants suited to arid landscapes. The heart of the book lies in the complete descriptions and beautiful color photographs of plants native to the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan desert regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Mielke characterizes each plant and gives detailed information on its natural habitat, its water, soil, light, temperature, and pruning requirements, and its possible uses in landscape design. In addition, Mielke includes informative discussions of desert ecology, growing instructions for native plants and wildflowers, and "how-to" ideas for revegetation of disturbed desert areas using native plants. She concludes the book with an extensive list of plants by type, including those that have specific features such as shade or fragrance. She also supplies a list of public gardens that showcase native plants.
DIVIf you live in Arizona, New Mexico, or Nevada, you’ll discover the best edible plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide—and they’ll be on your table before you know it./div
Author: Jacqueline Soule
DIVMaster the art of edible gardening in the beautiful southwestern United States./divDIV /divDIVSouthwest Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is written exclusively for gardeners who want to grow edibles in Arizona, New Mexico, or Nevada. Co-authors Katie Elzer-Peters and Jacqueline Soule share their bountiful knowledge of edibles in general and the Southwest region in particular, equipping you with all the information you need to design your edible garden, tend the soil, maintain your plants throughout their life cycles, and—most importantly—harvest the delicious foods they produce. So whether you live in the Tucson suburbs, the New Mexico Bootheel, the Mojave Desert, or anywhere else in the southwestern tri-state area, you’ll discover the best fruit and vegetable plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide . . . and they’ll be on your table before you know it./div
1989 1990 PERCENTAGE OF INDIVIDUALS 2001 Presence of Termites on
Aboveground Tissues of Sonoran Desert Plant Species We found widespread
termite presence on saguaros over a large portion of their distributions in the
Author: William Lee Halvorson
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Yet Matt Ridley does more than describe how things are getting better. He explains why. Prosperity comes from everybody working for everybody else. The habit of exchange and specialization---which started more than 100,000 years ago---has created a collective brain that sets human living standards on a rising trend. The mutual dependence, trust, and sharing that result are causes for hope, not despair. --
leaf paloverde , triangle - leaf bursage , ironwood , jumping cholla , and creosote
bush are some of the many characteristic Sonoran Desert plants . The Mojave Desert , which covers about 35,000 square miles , is the smallest North American
Author: Janice Emily Bowers
Publisher: Western National Parks Association
A guide to the shrubs and trees of this region. Arranged by blossom color with informative drawings.
Theophil Frederic Buehrer, Lyman David Benson. ANALYSES OF PLANTS AND PLANT CONSTITUENTS FROM THE SOUTHWESTERN DESERT The plants
included in this study were collected by the authors and others in various parts of
"For persons with a special interest in succulents, and cacti in particular, this book is a must.
Author: Lyman Benson
Publisher: Century Collection
"For persons with a special interest in succulents, and cacti in particular, this book is a must. Others will find the volume of value not only as a means of naming these highly specialized plants but as a source of information on the structure and distribution of the various species."--American Scientist "Of tremendous value to the professional botanist and ecologist, and with layman English and careful instructions, the work provides the amateur botanist insight into a fascinating family."--Garden Journal "For the general desert lover as well as the botanist."--Books of the Southwest
Native desert plants use several means of conserving moisture by reducing
transpiration losses . For example , water demand for transpiration is lessened by
: reduced leaf surface area ; thin scales of leaves or no true leaves as we think of
This work details more than 210 medicinal plants. The majority are found throughout the Southwest, others have a wider western range, and then some are found country wide. Each profile discusses the plants identification, distribution, chemistry, medicinal and edible uses, and cautions. More than 250 color photos and 80 paintings further enhance the informations usefulness. Well researched, practical, and pertinent, this work serves as a resource for those who are interested in finding medicine from the land. Original.
Szaro, R.C., Riparian forest and scrubland community types of Arizona and New
Mexico, Desert Plants, 9, 70, 1989. Minckley, W.L. and Brown, D.E., Part 6.
Wetlands, in Biotic Communities of the American Southwest—United States and
Author: Peter F. Ffolliott
Publisher: CRC Press
The demand for water resulting from massive population and economic growth in the southwestern U.S. overwhelmed traditional uses of riparian areas. As a consequence, many of these uniquely-structured ecosystems have been altered or destroyed. Within recent years people have become increasingly aware of the many uses and benefits of riparian zones a
Our southwest desert has developed plants of weird stature and shape mainly for
the conservation of their stored moisture thru non - resistance to hot dry winds
and the shading of their roots from the intense sun . The root system on most of ...
The southwestern region is home to all four major North American deserts.
Different combinations of animal and plant species tend to occur in each desert.
However, the boundaries between the deserts are not as distinct as one would
Author: Delena Tull
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Originally published: Practical guide to edible and useful plants. Austin, Tex.: Texas Monthly Press, c1987.