|Sam Hitt's home in Santa Fe|
|A closer look...|
|Mammillaria geminispina along pathway|
Not everything at Sam's is hardy: here you can see a truly breathtaking specimen of a Mammillaria, which I neglected to get a proper name for: this resides in the greenhouse for the winter!
|Sam pointing out some treasures|
|One of Pete Hitt's stone troughs|
|TMore views of the xeric rock gardens|
|More veggie gardens|
|Brand new garden area|
|The xeric rock gardens|
|Cut flowers and greens|
|Xeric rock gardens from another angle|
|Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme (sort of)|
|Leaf veggies protected from critters|
|Queen Anne's Lace (wild carrots) are havens for beneficial insects (and great cut flowers)|
I love the way Sam intermixes ornamentals and food plants throughout this garden: it's so real!
|Vibrant coors on hens and chicks|
|Christmas trees of yore (including two magnificent Serbian spruce)|
|Admiring Pseudolithos in full bloom|
|Tender succulent container|
|Rock collection (for future container gardens...)|
Sam and his son Pete do quite a business in container plants: here are lots of varied rocks and bones for future container gardens, I reckon!
|Rock Spiraea from the Grand Canyon|
|Leaf Amaranth: surprise success story|
Sam was delighted to discover that there was a large market for leafy Amaranth--which can be used in salads as well as a summer potherb. He expects his competition to catch on to this quickly--I wish our local groceries would too!
|Closeup of Amaranth|
|I just love these colors and textures!|
|Berlandiera growing wild|