Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

September, 2009
Regional Report

Web Finds

Arizona Native Plant Society
The nonprofit Arizona Native Plant Society Web site contains such useful information as sources for native plants and seeds; regulations on salvaging native plants from the wild; excellent details on exotic/invasive species; links to related sites; and a desert wildflower watch, detailing where to find seasonal flowers in bloom.


Outdoor Water Features
In Outdoor Water Features: 16 Easy-To-Build Projects for Your Yard & Garden, authors Alan and Gill Bridgewater provide plans that make creating a fountain a do-able endeavor even for such "unhandy" people as myself. Each project includes a list of all needed materials and tools, saving extra trips to the hardware store in the midst of construction. Step-by-step photographs illustrate how to build each water feature. An interesting selection of styles, such as traditional wall mask waterspouts and woodland grottos or contemporary glass waterfalls and copper spirals, provide an alternative for all tastes. Outdoor Water Features: 16 Easy-To-Build Projects for Your Yard & Garden, by Alan and Gill Bridgewater, Storey Books, $17.95, ISBN 1-58017-334-9.


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