Habitat Garden, UTEP Centennial Memorial Chihuahuan Desert Garden
Habitat gardens include grass gardens, Arroyo gardens and succulent gardens. Wynn Anderson, curator of the UTEP Botanical Pavilion, discussed the design of the residential garden. The grass garden includes sunflowers, wine glasses, cone flowers, giant sakoon grass, deer grass and small blue stem grass. The Arroyo Garden includes creosote shrubs, muhley shrubs, chickpeas and ash thorn trees. The garden also discussed the importance of mulch, catchment, French drains, and berms and depressions in the garden. Succulent gardens include cacti, yucca, giant yucca, sotor, bear grass, agave and blue agave. It also discussed how to trim yucca. www.xericenter.com.