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Month: August 2020

Activity | Cooking with Sunshine

Activity | Cooking with Sunshine

During the summer  it’s hard to ignore that the Sonoran Desert is hot, often exceeding 104 degrees. While seeking refuge from the sun inside, the plants outside are using the energy from the sun to make their own food through a process called photosynthesis. In this...
Paint with Water

Paint with Water

Objective: Explore evaporative properties of water in the desert through creative outdoor painting. One characteristic of a desert is a dry climate with a relatively high rate of evaporation. This is especially true for the Sonoran Desert, which in some cases, small...
Change begins with an I.D.E.A.

Change begins with an I.D.E.A.

In June, Desert Botanical Garden along with several other institutions and companies participated in Black Out Tuesday. The Garden’s participation showed its support and solidarity against the injustices affecting the Black community and other people of color....
Summer Plant SOS

Summer Plant SOS

Record breaking heat is hard on us, imagine what’s going on with your plant. Here are some helpful tips to provide them relief:   If your plants are turning yellow, place shade cloth over the plants until temperatures are in the 90s. Since we haven’t...
Too Much of a Good Thing

Too Much of a Good Thing

Warm temperatures, blue skies and abundant sunshine. The good things. Primary reasons so many call Arizona home. However, lately you could say, “too much of a good thing” is well … too much. The recent spate of extreme heat, including record-breaking daytime...
Meditate with Desert Mandalas

Meditate with Desert Mandalas

In honor of National Relaxation Day, enjoy these new Garden-inspired mandala coloring sheets.  Simply drag the images below to your desktop, and print! Or import them into your favorite software program to begin. Back to...
Activity | Backyard Ikebana

Activity | Backyard Ikebana

Creating With Flowers, Stems and Leaves Freshly-snipped Garden flowers in a vase can liven up a home, with their inherent beauty and capacity to grace indoor living spaces. Although this is often done hurriedly without too much thought, the plants growing in backyards...
Garden Gallery Showcase Recap

Garden Gallery Showcase Recap

More than 50 fellow Patrons Circle, Garden Fund and special donors joined in the Garden Gallery Showcase–a virtual gathering to celebrate the desert through hundreds of submissions and a few chosen winners. Please enjoy the results, video and recipe below. Our staff...
Prickly Pear-adise

Prickly Pear-adise

Prickly Pear: Uses and Benefits Monsoon season in Arizona brings clouds, thunder, rain and flash floods in the mostly dry washes along the desert, and it announces the end of the hot season. Another remarkable event that monsoon season brings is the ripening of fruits...

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