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Yellow Hornworms Invade Phoenix

Yellow Hornworms Invade Phoenix

Many living in the Phoenix area will have noticed large green or yellow caterpillars in their yards, green spaces or along roads a few weeks ago. These are the caterpillars of the white-lined sphinx moth. While they may seem like unwanted visitors, there are several...
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...
DLS Onsite & Online

DLS Onsite & Online

Stay Cool and Dig In Summer heat is coming in ‘hot’, but don’t let that dissuade you from developing your landscape toolbox. Onsite courses are back this June or stay cool at home with DLS online. Whether you are new to the desert or experienced in desert...
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...
Activity | Fun Edible Garden

Activity | Fun Edible Garden

Fun Edible Garden Activity for the entire family to enjoy Early spring is a great time to plant an edible garden. Showing kids where food comes from and how it grows is a valuable lesson. Try planting seeds indoors in a paper egg carton or paper towel rolls. Once...

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