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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. Ocotillo Plant your ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens). Ocotillo do best being planted from March through May; these are...
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...
Diversity Month | Meet Hussein Al Hamka

Diversity Month | Meet Hussein Al Hamka

In celebration of diversity month, learn about how Garden staff and the plants from around the world contribute to the culture of the Garden.   This week, meet Hussein Al Hamka–a farmer at Spaces of Opportunity. Arriving in Arizona with hope for a brighter future,...
Brittlebush | A Desert Survivor

Brittlebush | A Desert Survivor

Brittlebush–a widespread and very drought-resistant woody shrub with bright yellow flowers–is one of the most conspicuous desert plants when in bloom from late winter to mid-spring.  During really dry, hot years with little soil moisture, their green leaves can appear...
Chuparosa | A Plant for Every Season

Chuparosa | A Plant for Every Season

When driving through the desert or walking the paths at the Garden this time of year, feast your eyes on the red blossoms of the Chuparosa (Justicia californica). This native plant grows along the washes of Southern Arizona, but is also a terrific addition to a home...

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