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The Incredible, Edible Saguaro Fruit

The Incredible, Edible Saguaro Fruit

Photo by Michael Searcy Ripening in the hottest, driest time of the year, saguaro fruit provide important moisture and nutrition to animals and insects in the Sonoran Desert before the summer monsoon rains. With each saguaro able to produce an average of 150 fruit,...
Activity | Paint By Number

Activity | Paint By Number

Get creative with these Garden inspired Paint by Numbers Sheets. This activity is a great way to be creative while staying cool indoors with a fun art project great for all ages. The Garden would love to see your finished work, tag us on our social media channels at...
Activity | Seek & Find

Activity | Seek & Find

Did you know? Arizona became a state on Feb. 14, 1912 and was last state between Canada and Mexico. At one point Arizona was also part of New Mexico and Mexico until it became a separate territory in 1863. Prior to becoming a state, the region was and still is today,...
Plant responses to heat stress

Plant responses to heat stress

Water loss in plants has commonly been considered only as a cost of photosynthetic carbon gain. However, plants may use water in ways that may not necessarily optimize instantaneous carbon gain, but instead as a strategy for leaf evaporative cooling. The DPEL and...

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