Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

February, 2005
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Real Gardens for Real People Tour
The University of Arizona Maricopa County Master Gardeners open their gardens to share earth-friendly planting ideas on March 12. In addition to five beautiful gardens, master gardeners will offer talks on design, lighting, ponds, container gardening, edible landscapes, roses, turf, irrigation, pest management, composting, conservation, and attracting wildlife. The 4th annual tour will be held in the Glendale/Peoria area on Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more info, call (602) 470-1556, ext. 1017, or visit:

Web Finds

Arizona Native Plant Society
The Arizona Native Plant Society Web site provides information about exotic and invasive species, as well as links for native plants and seed sources, salvage laws and other legislation, low-water-use plant lists, publications, and garden and conservation groups.


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