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Month: May 2020

Activity | Butterfly Spotting

Activity | Butterfly Spotting

Kids can engage in the natural world around them with this activity to search for butterflies interacting with plants. Head outside, and see what you can find. Read More Back to...
Activity | Build an Insect Hotel

Activity | Build an Insect Hotel

Insect hotels provide a welcoming habitat to friendly critters in your garden. Use this guide to build your own and welcome them. Key Features of an Insect Hotel: Holes for bugs, like solitary bees, to nest Natural materials, such as moss or straw Wood, such as twigs...
Your Bloom Update

Your Bloom Update

Summer may be heating up, but plants are still blooming at the Garden. Don’t miss a minute of desert blossoms with another look back at wildflowers, palo verde petals and more. Check out the plant names below.   Mexican Tree Sunflower (Tithonia sp) Blinder...
Gearing Up Your Garden For Summer Success

Gearing Up Your Garden For Summer Success

Summer is coming in the lower deserts of Arizona, bringing clear skies, abundant sunshine and monsoon relief. While these unpredictable months can bring everything from drought to flooding, knowing the patterns of the desert can help mitigate the extremes. There are...
Experience the Great Outdoors at Home

Experience the Great Outdoors at Home

If you can’t hit the open road to venture to a campground, you can still enjoy a camping experience with your family from your own yard or living room. A campout is a great way for children to combine imaginative play and engineering skills to create their own tent...
Flashback to Chihuly

Flashback to Chihuly

Desert Botanical Garden in collaboration with Chihuly Studio brings you a series of short films that showcase the extraordinary artwork of Dale Chihuly. “Playing with Fire” explores how Chihuly and his team play with fire to create glass wonders....
Warm Nights, Cool Cocktail Recipe

Warm Nights, Cool Cocktail Recipe

Prickly pear cactus are known as a desert plant with showy flowers, but have you ever tasted their fruit? With flavors similar to strawberries or watermelons, prickly pear can be found in specialty teas, jams, syrups and more.   But perhaps one of the most fun recipes...
A Pop-in With Paige Poppe

A Pop-in With Paige Poppe

Whoever said the desert is brown and dead has never seen Paige Poppe’s watercolor paintings. Poppe, who grew up in the Grand Canyon State, began painting while in college. What started out as a means to pursue creativity has blossomed into a full-time career as...
A Postcard from Paige Poppe

A Postcard from Paige Poppe

Desert Botanical Garden is working with local artist Paige Poppe to bring smiles to faces with her bright and colorful desert designs. Sonoran Quarterly readers may be familiar with the Garden’s “pop-in” with Poppe last summer, when her artwork was featured on the...
Activity | Easy Food Planting

Activity | Easy Food Planting

No need to get rid of those table scraps so quickly—here is a fun planting activity any young child can enjoy. No seeds are required for this experiment. All you need are vegetable scraps, and in a few short days, they will regrow into a new plant. Materials: One...

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