Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

August, 2007
Regional Report

Shows & Events

The Smell of Love: Moths, Bats & Nocturnal Blooms
Dr. Steve Buchmann, associate professor of entomology at the University of Arizona, and international coordinator for the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign, will explain the "love potion" chemistry of the floral scents of Queen of the Night cacti and datura blossoms at Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tuesday, October 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. $15 general public, $10 members. Registration required. E-mail:, or visit:

Web Finds

Native Seeds/SEARCH
The nonprofit Native Seeds/SEARCH is an organization with the goal to "preserve the crops seeds that connect Native American cultures to their lands." The focus is on Southwestern U.S. and Mexico plants. They grow crops in Patagonia, Arizona, and their retail sales seedbank offers many intriguing choices that are well-adapted to desert soil, heat, and rain patterns.


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