Archive for April, 2017

PLANT OF THE MONTH: CACTUS FLOWERS COLOR THE DESERT LANDSCAPE

April 11, 2017

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.  It’s a small miracle that I didn’t crash into the …

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DRAB TO FAB 2: WIN A BEAUTIFUL XERISCAPE LANDSCAPE MAKEOVER

April 18, 2017

Looking to transform your yard from tired and dull to attractive and fabulous? Water – Use It Wisely is here to help! In April and May, Water – Use It Wisely will partner with ABC15, the Arizona Landscape Contractors’ Association, the Arizona Nursery Association’s ‘Plant Something’ Campaign, and Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply to provide landscape makeover tips and tricks. …

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THE MAKING OF “THE LONGEST STRAW”

April 21, 2017

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 declared in January of 2014 as the state suffered through …

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TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE AND GARDEN FOR WILDLIFE

April 26, 2017

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 these pollinators to visit our gardens. Here are some easy …

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CELEBRATE AZ WATER – HAWLEY LAKE

April 28, 2017

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, summer and fall, making it a great place to escape …

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