Thursday, September 19th from 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM

Location: Upstairs Conference Room of the Udall Building, 725 Camino Lejo 

Cost: $15 Member/$20 Not-yet-Member

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“Feature” plants are often tree and shrub species placed in patios, courtyards, or entryways that serve to highlight the dramatic effects of their form, flowers, or foliage.  Frequently planted in front of blank building walls, hedges, or fencing acting as a foil, many feature trees and shrubs used in Southwestern landscaping can create intense points of garden interest and long-lasting landscape effects.  Multi-trunk trees and shrubs and other plants with excellent form, sometimes known as “specimen” plantings, are widely used to create “feature” effects.  Feature plants may be natives, exotics, or even naturalized species, but their careful use in a New Mexican garden or landscape can invoke the past, accent the present, and give intriguing hints of future promise in a well-planned outdoor space.

Come to this engaging lecture with Baker H. Morrow, author of many beloved books addressing landscaping in New Mexico. Baker H. Morrow, FASLA has been a principal of Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller, Ltd., Landscape Architects for the past 43 years. He and his office have won over 140 awards and citations for design and service since 1980. Mr. Morrow is Professor of Practice of Landscape Architecture at the University of New Mexico and the founder of the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program at the University. A third-generation New Mexican, he is the author of Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes and A Dictionary of Landscape Architecture, and the co-editor of Canyon Gardens: The Ancient Pueblo Landscapes of the American Southwest.