Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

February, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Wildflowers: What's Blooming
Celebrate the spring season by learning more about our native wildflowers. Enjoy a special walking tour at Tohono Chul Park in Tucson. Tours start Saturday, February 14, and run through Thursday, April 29, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Free to members and with admission to the park for non-members. Adults $5, seniors $4, students $3, children 5-12 $2, under 5 free. Admission is free on the 1st Tuesday of the month. The park is at 7366 N. Pasel del Norte. For information, call (520) 742-6455, or visit:

Favorite or New Plant

Coral Aloe
Coral aloe (Aloe striata) gets its name from its stunning coral flowers that appear on a branching flower stalk that grows 2 to 3 feet tall. The grayish green leaves form a nice rosette about 2 feet tall and wide. The leaves have vertical lines and an attractive pink line along the edges that mimicks the flower color.


Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Salvia regla 'Royal'"