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Falling For Fall

Falling For Fall

Autumn is typically synonymous with scarves, sweaters and, of course, changing leaves. While the Sonoran Desert may not be known for its colorful transition of trees, if you know what to look for, desert plants have their own way of indicating a shift in the seasons....

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Saguaros Struggle Through “Nonsoon”

Saguaros Struggle Through “Nonsoon”

In recent weeks, a large number of saguaros are falling in residential areas throughout metro Phoenix. Why is this happening? The giant cactus or saguaro is one of the most iconic species of the Sonoran Desert. These organisms have ada pted to the environmental...

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A Stroll Through the Steele Herb Garden

A Stroll Through the Steele Herb Garden

The beauty of Desert Botanical Garden expresses itself in special ways on each of its five thematic trails. While the Garden began as a one focused on conserving and celebrating the wonders of Sonoran Desert plants, another worthy mission was soon identified in...

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Summer Plant SOS

Summer Plant SOS

Record breaking heat is hard on us, imagine what's going on with your plant. Here are some helpful tips to provide them relief:   If your plants are turning yellow, place shade cloth over the plants until temperatures are in the 90s. Since we haven’t receive any...

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Too Much of a Good Thing

Too Much of a Good Thing

Warm temperatures, blue skies and abundant sunshine. The good things. Primary reasons so many call Arizona home. However, lately you could say, “too much of a good thing” is well … too much. The recent spate of extreme heat, including record-breaking daytime...

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Prickly Pear-adise

Prickly Pear-adise

Prickly Pear: Uses and Benefits Monsoon season in Arizona brings clouds, thunder, rain and flash floods in the mostly dry washes along the desert, and it announces the end of the hot season. Another remarkable event that monsoon season brings is the ripening of fruits...

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