April 2021 | Desert Botanical Garden

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Month: April 2021

Native Bees | The Unsung Heroes of the Desert

Native Bees | The Unsung Heroes of the Desert

Spring brings an astounding display of desert wildflowers thanks to behind-the-scenes contributions of winter rains and native bees. Flowers rely on bee pollinators to create seeds for the next season’s blooms. Native bees’ relationship with plants extends...
Activity | Water Bottle Planter

Activity | Water Bottle Planter

Saving Landfills One Water Bottle at a Time Plastic bottles are everywhere. You may not realize how much they are used on a daily basis–here are a few surprising facts: On average one person uses 156 plastic bottles annually 60 million plastic water bottles are thrown...
An Earth Day Self-Guided Tour

An Earth Day Self-Guided Tour

Garden Go! This all-new Earth Day self-guided Garden-wide tour explores how desert plants adapt to survive and thrive in the hot, dry desert. See how the Garden finds solutions for sustainable living and more. Calculate Your Carbon Footprint Solar OVen Activity...
Aloe, There!

Aloe, There!

April is Diversity Month–a time to recognize and celebrate the beauty of  unique cultures, backgrounds and traditions. Today, we look at a plant used in numerous countries and cultures. It grows in several different areas of the Garden and, because it does well in so...
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 2 packages of instant pudding mix 3 cups of milk  1 cup of confectioners’ sugar 1 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese...
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...

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