PLANT OF THE MONTH – CORDIA

Lovely, white blossoms of not one, but two different types of cordia, add welcome beauty to the arid landscape throughout the warm season, including summer. Cordias are large shrubs that are underused in the garden and deserve more attention due to their ability to thrive in full sun and shrug… Read More

HERE’S TO WINE AND WATER

A Water Fund and an Exchange for the Verde River The Verde Valley of north-central Arizona doesn’t boast vineyards of the extent and or tradition of fine vintages from the Napa or the Willamette valleys. However, if Eric Glomski has anything to say about it, those growers will soon take… Read More

SAVING WATER IN SWIMMING POOLS: 5 WAYS TO CUT POOL WATER LOSS

Additional measures to prevent liquid losses from your backyard resort This is Part 2 of a 2-part series on swimming pool water conservation. This article was originally posted by Blue Haven Pools & Spas on April 11, 201 and is being reprinted with permission. Fighting evaporation is crucial to making… Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER – HAWLEY LAKE

Nestled in the tall, cool pines in east-central Arizona, on the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation, is Hawley Lake. At just over 8,000 feet, and abundant with spruce, pine and aspen, this 300-acre lake is one of Arizona’s highest in elevation. The climate is cool and refreshing during the spring,… Read More

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TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE AND GARDEN FOR WILDLIFE

Everyone needs a home and desert wildlife such as quail, hummingbirds, sparrows, and butterflies are no different. An emerging trend in urban gardening is a return back to our desert roots through the use of native plants and sustainable landscape practices that are done in a way that would encourage… Read More

THE MAKING OF “THE LONGEST STRAW”

On April 7 2017, following unprecedented water conservation efforts, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. ended the drought state of emergency for most of California, marking a formal end to a water shortage that has been erased by a winter of plentiful rain and snow. The drought state of emergency was… Read More

PLANT OF THE MONTH: CACTUS FLOWERS COLOR THE DESERT LANDSCAPE

I love springtime in the desert when it comes alive in shades of yellow, orange and pink. Last week, while I was driving through a residential area nestled in the desert mountains, I could hardly keep my eyes on the road. Everywhere I turned, there were brightly colored cactus blooming…. Read More

CELEBRATE AZ WATER | BOULDER CREEK

This article originally appeared on March 20, 2013 at WildernessDave.com and was reprinted with permission. The photo at the end of this blog by David C. was the winner of our Spring 2014 Celebrate AZ Water Photo Contest from over 1,000 entries. The contest provided a stunning opportunity to celebrate the… Read More

HOW TO REDUCE CHEMICAL USE IN YOUR POOL

By now, most pool owners understand the importance of minimizing the amount of wasted water that flows in and out of their pools. A big win! Reducing water waste is a simple solution to a straightforward problem: the less water we lose through evaporation, aeration, and structural leaking, the longer… 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

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