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Hydrate Mesa: Hydrate Your Plants

Hydrate Your Plants Create a beautiful landscape with native plants and trees How can you create a beautiful, lush landscape while conserving water? We’ll show you how to select native plants to build wildlife habitat, shade your home, and create an appealing landscape for your yard. If you’re looking for the… Read More

Hydrate Your Yard with Rainwater, Greywater, and Composting!

Envision your dream landscape. Does it have a rainwater-harvesting garden, rockwork, and basins overflowing with flowering native plants? How about a greywater system watering a fig tree or a buzzing pollinator garden? Once you’ve got the image, how would you bring it to life? Watershed Management Group (WMG) can help!… Read More

Mesa’s free landscape workshop: Desert Adaptive Plants & Foraging

Master Gardener, Laura Ward, will discuss how to plant and care for desert adapted ground covers, shrubs, and trees in your yard for year-round color and low water use. She will also talk about foraging for native desert edibles, either in your yard or growing in the wild.


Description  As the common name suggests, Ironwood has hard, heavy wood. One cubic foot of the wood, valued for carving and firewood, weighs 66 pounds. Ironwood’s bark is light gray when young, turning darker with maturity. The gray-green foliage is evergreen except in extreme cold. The 2-inch-long, 1-inch-wide leaves are… Read More


It might seem strange to be talking about wildflowers in the fall. After all, most are spring bloomers, putting on their colorful, showy displays from February through April in the Sonoran Desert. What you may not know is that you need to plant your wildflower seeds NOW for spring bloom!… Read More

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