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Placitas Library Gardens
The landscaping surrounding our library was installed in early May, 2010. The intent was to provide a demonstration garden that promotes soil and water conservation, serves wildlife, and educates the public on the value of using native plants. Except for the Chinese pistache and a few of the donated plants in the front garden, all trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and grasses are native to New Mexico - most of them native to the Placitas area - thus are low water-use plants. The garden is irrigated by an automated underground drip system. A roof-water-harvesting system feeds into a tank that supplies water to our wildlife water feature.
All garden maintenance is performed by volunteers who serve on the PCL Landscaping Committee. Interpretive panels that identify the plants and point out our water and soil conservation focus will be in place soon. To download the plant list, click here.
Below are two comparison pictures from Nov. 3, 2010 and Oct. 28, 2012.