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Monsoon Horticultural Tips for Trees

Monsoon Horticultural Tips for Trees

There is no two ways about it. Poorly-groomed trees can damage your home and landscape during severe summer storms. Strong winds can uproot trees, break branches and even crack the tree trunk. Here are 10 tips to keep your trees upright. Do not plant trees deeply....
Weathering the Storms

Weathering the Storms

Plant damage from the storms? While we are beyond excited for the rain we have received over the last few weeks and have seen the Garden’s plants turning on their “green glow” from all the new growth, some of the plants didn’t do so well. Here are the top three things...
Is the Current Drought Our Only Water Supply Problem?

Is the Current Drought Our Only Water Supply Problem?

This article ran in the Winter 2019 Sonoran Quarterly issue   Paul HirtSenior Sustainability Scholer, Arizona State University   If you were in Arizona this past summer, you may have experienced what some now call our “nonsoon” season—no monsoon....
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...
August EcoFlora Challenge | Monsoon Soon

August EcoFlora Challenge | Monsoon Soon

Join the August EcoQuest: Monsoon Soon Help find and map species that are associated with monsoon season. It’s safe to say that rain is long overdue here in metro Phoenix. When you think about monsoon season, what comes to mind? Maybe the smell of rain or the sound of...
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