REDISCOVER GARDENING AT YOUR LIBRARY

Join the city of Scottsdale’s Mustang Library for the Fourth Annual Garden Week from March 27 to April 1, featuring daily programs and how-to clinics. The library is excited to bring local vendors and speakers together to share with our community the latest tips in gardening and landscape sustainability. What… Read More

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL RUN FOR WORLD WATER

Give meaning to your miles by running in the 6th Annual Run for World Water and help Water for People reduce water poverty in the developing countries of Africa, Asia, Central and South America. The event includes a 5K run, 1K walk and Kid’s lollipop run. The 5k course is… Read More

DESERT PLANTS ARE GREAT AT MULTI-TASKING

Plants provide many functions for the landscape February is a great time to plant in the low desert as temperatures are still cool and roots can get established before the heat sets in. Perhaps you are looking to add or replace a few plants to your landscape, create a new… Read More

Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert

PLANT OF THE MONTH – EREMOPHILA

Occasionally in the plant world, a new introduction comes along that gets everyone excited. In this case, not one, but three different, drought-tolerant shrubs have recently become quite popular with homeowners and landscape professionals. All of these shrubs belong to the Eremophila family and the reasons for their popularity range… Read More

ARIZONA GOLF INDUSTRY REBOUNDS AS AN ECONOMIC DRIVER, STUDY FINDS

University of Arizona researchers find that water-related best management practices are reducing golf-course reliance on fresh water A University of Arizona study of the golf industry in Arizona has found that golf – with an economic impact of $3.9 billion in 2014 — has re-established its footing as an important… Read More

ATTEND THE FREE 2017 WATER CONSERVATION EXPO, PROVIDED BY SRP

SRP invites Phoenix valley residents to learn about water conservation and Valley water supplies at the 10th annual SRP Water Conservation Expo on March 4, 2017. Approximately 50 exhibitors will be at the event, including municipalities, water organizations, the Water – Use It Wisely campaign, and vendors with water-efficient products…. Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER: CAMP VERDE IS FOR THE BIRDS!

Working Toward an Important Bird Area (IBA) Designation Along the Verde River in Central Arizona This article originally appeared on Audubon Arizona. It is being reprinted with permission. The Verde River is one of our last remaining perennial and free-flowing rivers. With a healthy riparian corridor along its length, it… Read More

PLANT OF THE MONTH – TEXAS MOUNTAIN LAUREL (SOPHORA SECUNDIFLORA)

Description This evergreen shrub grows slowly, in time becoming treelike with multiple trunks. A typical mature size is 15 feet high and 10 feet wide. Glossy dark leaves up to 5 inches long are divided into seven to nine 1-inch rounded leaflets. Large clusters of showy purple flowers hang heavy on… Read More

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