November 2021 | Desert Botanical Garden

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Month: November 2021

Chihuly in the Desert

Chihuly in the Desert

Chihuly in the Desert opens Dec. 3 at the Garden and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. Ever wonder how long it takes to set up a blockbuster exhibition like Chihuly? It takes a village to install an exhibit of this size. The Garden broke down the installing...
Luminaria Bag Activity for Children

Luminaria Bag Activity for Children

‘Tis the season to start celebrating the holidays. What better way than to create your own Luminaria bag! Luminarias have a long history of communication, light, and celebration at the Garden. The tradition comes from Mexico where it has been celebrated for many years...
Praiseworthy Plants (December 2021)

Praiseworthy Plants (December 2021)

Candelilla (Euphorbia antisyphilitica) Join the December EcoQuest: Praiseworthy Plants For this EcoQuest, find and map the plants that are close to you. For this EcoQuest, you will need to join to have your observations counted. Join the EcoQuest For this December...
Ken Duncan Sr. Q&A

Ken Duncan Sr. Q&A

For seven years, Ken Duncan Sr., founder and director of Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, has been sharing stories of his Native ancestors through dance, song and storytelling at Desert Botanical Garden. Ken first started at the Garden by rebuilding the Apache wickiups, a...
A special thank you from the Garden

A special thank you from the Garden

It’s almost Thanksgiving. That means it’s the time of the year people tally up their blessings and gratitude. Desert Botanical Garden has so much to be grateful for as another exciting year approaches. Starting Dec. 3, Chihuly in the Desert opens to the public and...
Three Sisters Soup

Three Sisters Soup

THREE SISTERS SOUP Serves 6 1 Yellow Onion, diced 6 cups Butternut Squash, peeled, cubed 4 Celery Stalks 4 Jumbo Carrots, peeled 4 Poblano Peppers, seeded 8 cups Water 1 tablespoon Cumin, ground 1 tablespoon Coriander, ground .5 cup Maple Syrup 1.5 cups Red Posole...
Peek at Pistache (November 2021)

Peek at Pistache (November 2021)

Join the November EcoQuest: Peek at PistacheFor this EcoQuest, find and map as many pistache (Pistacia spp.) trees as possible. Join the EcoQuestSee on SEINetSee on iNaturalist Pistache trees have been recorded in metro Phoenix since 1963. Specifically, Chinese...
Gratitude as a Daily Practice

Gratitude as a Daily Practice

In today’s ever evolving world, practicing gratitude is a great way to create a positive mindset. Gratitude is defined as being thankful, showing appreciation and sharing kindness with the world around us.  Gratitude is also a part of Social and Emotional Learning...
Fall Blooms at the Garden

Fall Blooms at the Garden

In some parts of the country, the fall foliage captures the essence of autumn. Shades of orange, yellow and crimson from maple trees, sycamores and red oaks come together to create a vibrant symphony of color. It marks the season of cooler weather, leaves changing...

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