March 2021 | Desert Botanical Garden

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Month: March 2021

The Chavez Legacy Continues

The Chavez Legacy Continues

Meet Alejandro Chavez  Alejandro Chavez is an activist who works in grassroots organizing, Latinx outreach and movement-building to activate positive change in communities. He served as the campaign manager for Ruben Gallego’s successful run for State Representative....
Activity | Plant Potions

Activity | Plant Potions

Create a magical potion from nature! Fairies and wizards are not the only potion makers. With spring in full swing, now is a great time to get outside and make a springtime potion.  Plants play a vital role in our lives. In fact, many modern-day medicines are derived...
Brittlebush | A Desert Survivor

Brittlebush | A Desert Survivor

Brittlebush–a widespread and very drought-resistant woody shrub with bright yellow flowers–is one of the most conspicuous desert plants when in bloom from late winter to mid-spring.  During really dry, hot years with little soil moisture, their green leaves can appear...
Activity | Foraged Bouquet

Activity | Foraged Bouquet

Spring is a wonderful time to experience the array of colorful deser blooms. Seasonal favorites include vibrant creosote flowers and desert Marigolds–often growing trailside and near highways. Taking a neighborhood walk is a great way to absorb the Spring color...
Feminine Nature

Feminine Nature

Feminine Nature Nora Burba Trulsson Read more from the Fall 2019 Sonoran Quaterly, 80th Anniversary issue to learn about women who have made history at the Garden. Through the years, strong women have shaped Desert Botanical Garden. More than ever, women and the...
Activity | Shades of Green

Activity | Shades of Green

Discover a Color field of green in the desert While some might think the desert is just brown and dusty, with a closer look, you can find many shades of green. Head out in search of all things green to re-discover the saturated color palette of the Sonoran Desert....
Chuparosa | A Plant for Every Season

Chuparosa | A Plant for Every Season

When driving through the desert or walking the paths at the Garden this time of year, feast your eyes on the red blossoms of the Chuparosa (Justicia californica). This native plant grows along the washes of Southern Arizona, but is also a terrific addition to a home...
The Hunt for a Four Leaf Clover

The Hunt for a Four Leaf Clover

St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching on Wednesday, March 17. One of the most prominent traditions associated with the holiday is the wearing of the shamrock and the color green. When the Irish moved to new parts of the world and couldn’t find shamrocks, they wore...
March Ecoflora Challenge | Wildflower Wonders

March Ecoflora Challenge | Wildflower Wonders

Join the March EcoQuest: Wildflower Wonders. Find and map as many wildflowers as possible. Wildflower season is a cherished phenomenon in the Sonoran Desert. Blanketing the desert floor with impressive shapes and colors, these ephemeral wonders have specific...
Garden Staff Picks | Children’s Books

Garden Staff Picks | Children’s Books

Garden Staff Picks | Children’s Books Looking for great books for kids? Dive into some selections recommended by Garden staff that will take young readers into the world of the Southwest desert and beyond. Visit the Garden Shop on your next visit or online. “The...

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