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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...

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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.Plant your ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens). Ocotillo do best being planted from March through May; these are ideal months to...

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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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Pining for Pineapple

Pining for Pineapple

Pineapples in the desert  Arizona has many seasons that are perfect for fruit growing. You can often smell the blooming flowers from fruit trees that will soon become oranges and lemons. Some cactus fruits even look like a tiny pineapple. Bromeliads, tillandsia and...

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Earth Day Tool Shed | 2021

Earth Day Tool Shed | 2021

Celebrate Earth Day throughout the month of April with Desert Botanical Garden. The theme of this year’s Earth Day is Restore Our Earth. Learn about a variety of ways you and your family can help preserve nature and be a good steward to the environment. The Tool Shed...

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Plume Power | The Mystery of Gambel’s Quail

Plume Power | The Mystery of Gambel’s Quail

Garden visitors often ask why Gambel’s quail have those curious-looking plumes on their heads that are especially prominent on the males. Composed of six black, comma-shaped feathers that tightly overlap, you might guess that this topknot’s function is to impress....

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