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Completion of M.S. by lab member, Mary Chisholm

Completion of M.S. by lab member, Mary Chisholm

Mary Chisholm successfully defended her thesis in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Mary studied growth rings of box elder trees to determine whether male and female trees respond differently to stress caused by drought and heat exposure. Congratulations Mary!

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Welcome New Lab Member Susan Albor

Welcome New Lab Member Susan Albor

Welcome new PhD student Susan Albor, who is working on her doctorate studying relationships between plant and root fungi in desert ecosystems in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University.

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Easy Ways to Support the Garden This Holiday Season

Easy Ways to Support the Garden This Holiday Season

Each year, your support for Desert Botanical Garden has helped us promote and carry out essential conservation and research initiatives that protect our saguaro population, provide educational offerings for children like summer camps, as well as maintain and care for the living collection.

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Holiday Flowers and Greenery

Holiday Flowers and Greenery

Bracts are the red flower-like petals you might find on a poinsettia, but they are specialized leaves. Look closely at the center of the bracts, and you will see small flowers. Poinsettias are in the Euphorbia family related to succulent euphorbias.

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