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Queen of the Night in Bloom

Queen of the Night in Bloom

In its native desert Southwest range, an elusive cactus grows under creosote bushes, ironwoods and other desert shrubs. For most of the year, the twiggy-looking cactus is unrecognizable, looking like dead grey sticks.  But for one summer night, the queen arrives,...
Lilaeopsis Reintroduced into the wild

Lilaeopsis Reintroduced into the wild

Desert Botanical Garden works continuously to conserve imperiled native plants that live in the Southwest region. This year, members of the research staff worked with the Nature Conservancy to reintroduce the federally endangered Huachuca water umbel (Lilaeopsis...
New Cactus Planted at the Garden

New Cactus Planted at the Garden

Happy International Plant Appreciation Day (April 12)! The day is a celebration of all plants and the benefits they provide. It’s also the perfect time to add new ones to your landscape. Visitors might notice a few cactus additions at Desert Botanical Garden. Garden...
Less Water More Garden

Less Water More Garden

Do you know how much water is used and wasted with residential irrigation systems? 70% of potable (drinking) water is used to water landscapes. 50% of water is wasted caused by inefficiencies in irrigation methods and systems. 100 billion gallons in water can be saved...
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