Archive for March, 2015

PLANT OF THE MONTH: PENSTEMON

March 16, 2015

With many beautiful varieties of penstemon, it is hard to recommend just a few. These perennials are spectacular in bloom, with their trumpet shaped flowers ranging in color from orange to red, to purple, to white, and everything in between. Hummingbirds cannot resist their flowers. Penstemons are wonderful accent plants, and make great additions to rock gardens or as a …

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IS IT TIME TO TURN YOUR YARD INTO A WILDLIFE HABITAT?

March 18, 2015

Tired of winter guests? How about inviting some colorful visitors to your backyard who can entertain you instead. It could be time to turn that bit of grass and gravel, with its smattering of sheared shrubs, into a Sonoran Desert wildlife habitat. Sure, the birds and butterflies you attract will need a little food and shelter, but they’re pretty low …

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plant that attracts butterflies

SIX REASONS TO VISIT THE GLENDALE XERISCAPE DEMONSTRATION GARDEN THIS SPRING!

March 20, 2015

Spring is here, and the wildflowers are already blooming! What better way to usher in a new season than to wander through nature and take a look at some of the best ways to enjoy it, especially with a visit to the Glendale Xeriscape (Low-Water-Use) Demonstration Garden! 1) Bountiful Blooms – See a spectrum of color among the flowers and …

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IN ARIZONA WE CARE, WE’RE WATER AWARE

March 26, 2015

APRIL IS WATER AWARENESS MONTH! April is right around the corner, and it is full of fun and educational water-related activities. This is because April is Water Awareness Month (WAM)! To celebrate, the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) is partnering with many organizations from around the state to encourage Arizonians to adopt water-efficient lifestyles. A fun and interactive website …

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