April 2023 | Desert Botanical Garden

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Month: April 2023

Saguaros Under Stress

Saguaros Under Stress

Saguaros are Arizona’s unique icons however, their ubiquitous presence in urban landscapes might be at risk. In recent years, there’s been increased reports of fallen or ill saguaros across the Phoenix metro area. Although the ultimate causes might not yet be...
Endangered Arizona Hedgehog Cactus Gets Boost from Researchers

Endangered Arizona Hedgehog Cactus Gets Boost from Researchers

Trekking along the rocky slopes of Tonto National Forest in March, a group of Desert Botanical Garden researchers and biologists from two federal agencies carried heavy-duty spelunking duffel bags filled with precious and spiky cargo.   Inside them were 60 federally...
Cactus Care Tips from Garden Horticulture Staff

Cactus Care Tips from Garden Horticulture Staff

Most cactus are best grown outdoors in filtered sun or on a bright patio while others can tolerate full sun. If the cactus gets too much sun it will sunburn, which results in a yellowing of the skin, progressing to a browning (killing) on the sunniest side. If this...
Urban Saguaro Census Returns May 2023

Urban Saguaro Census Returns May 2023

Desert Botanical Garden will hold its second annual urban Saguaro Census during the month May to document more saguaros throughout the Phoenix metro area, as well as monitor the ones that were recorded last year. Valley residents and volunteers can participate and...
Mother’s Day Digital Cards 2023

Mother’s Day Digital Cards 2023

Mother’s Day is approaching fast, bring the beauty of the Garden to a mom in your life with these free downloadable postcards. How to DownloadSave the images to your cell phone’s photo library or to your desktop by holding and clicking, right clicking or clicking and...
Bread Pudding French Toast Recipe

Bread Pudding French Toast Recipe

This spring, try a favorite dish from Gertrude’s Restaurant that will have everyone begging for seconds! The bread pudding french toast recipe from Gertrude’s is sweet, delicious and a great option for brunch at home.    Ingredients: Three to four cups of cubed white,...

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