April 2021 | Desert Botanical Garden

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Month: April 2021

No Bake Earth Day Cupcakes

No Bake Earth Day Cupcakes

Make The World Better One Cupcake at a Time Enjoy this fun, sweet recipe for the whole family to celebrate with on Earth Day.    Ingredients two packages of instant pudding mix 3 cups of milk  1 cup of confectioners’ sugar 1 8-ounce package of softened cream...
Rise to the Challenge

Rise to the Challenge

Commit and Make a Difference Many countries and people around the world celebrate Earth Day. It is a way to honor the planet we live on and bring awareness to our impact. It’s also an important time to think about what we can do to make it better for future...
Sustainable Landscapes

Sustainable Landscapes

Have you ever thought about creating a sustainable landscape? What is a sustainable landscape anyway? By definition according to American Society of Landscape Architects, “The design, construction and maintenance practices that meet the needs of the present without...
Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

Many of your daily household habits–energy use, transportation, waste disposal, etc., cause greenhouse gas emissions, which make up your carbon footprint. Explore this simple exercise to understand your carbon footprint and how to offset it. What Size is Your Home?A...
Summer-Sustainable Gardens

Summer-Sustainable Gardens

It’s only April, but sizzling temperatures are approaching quickly. Get your garden summer-ready with these April planting and preparation tips. Ocotillo Plant your ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens). Ocotillo do best being planted from March through May; these are...
Diversity Through People and Plants

Diversity Through People and Plants

During Diversity Month, the Garden is sharing stories of people, their relationship with plants and the important role diversity plays for both. It may not seem so obvious to urban dwellers, but throughout history, people and the plants they live among have been...
Pining for Pineapple

Pining for Pineapple

Pineapples in the desert  Arizona has many seasons that are perfect for fruit growing. You can often smell the blooming flowers from fruit trees that will soon become oranges and lemons. Some cactus fruits even look like a tiny pineapple. Bromeliads, tillandsia and...
A Disappearing Icon

A Disappearing Icon

Saguaros Under Threat No feature of the Sonoran Desert is more recognizable than the iconic saguaro cactus, soaring in height above all other species of cactus in Southwest West. Yet, these desert sentinels are under threat, due to a rapidly changing climate that is...
The Orange Home Presents: DIY Paper Towels

The Orange Home Presents: DIY Paper Towels

Tired of the cost, waste and effort of buying paper towels week after week? You’re not alone. Jessica Bui of The Orange Home shares her easy and delightfully sustainable guide to DIY reusable paper towels. Bonus: neutral tie-dye? Yes, please. Back to...
New paper published by former lab postdoc Dr. Susan Bush

New paper published by former lab postdoc Dr. Susan Bush

Saltcedar are among the most successful invasive tree species in western North America resulting in alterations in riparian ecosystems that are highly valued for their biodiversity. A recent paper published by Dr. Susan Bush and colleagues in the journal Agricultural...

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