As part of my ongoing education, I will be in the #bosque for the next month working on the annual #vegetation survey for the B.E.M.P. (Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Project) This project is very important to me because it allows us to monitor native plants that we use in our #landscapes over the course of years in their natural habitat. It connects the company to the middle Rio Grande area and deepens our awareness of the local environment.
A beautiful #cutstone #retainingwall surrounds this cobblestone #basin which catches rain water shred from a nearby #patio The sprawling plant is a #native called Yerba Mansa. It typically grows in the Bosque so is no stranger to getting it's feet wet. It will spread and fill in the entire basin in the future but has already come a long way in just it's second year. This beautiful install was performed single handedly by our very own @louiswilcoxart
Another completed #landscape install up in #highdesert This project came to us through one of the most revered landscape designers in Albuquerque, Judith Phillips. It required #erosion control along the bank of the #arroyo that cut through the property. We built up the sides with #boulders, maintained the native grasses and planted #native #wildflowers and #shrubs song the sides to address erosion and add #natural beauty. #plants #landscaping #southwesthorticulture