Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

August, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Desert Green X
The tenth annual Desert Green X conference in Las Vegas is geared to landscape professionals, although there are many subjects of interest to plant enthusiasts under the themes of Arboriculture, Irrigation, and Landscape Design Challenges and Solutions. Frankie Sue Del Papa, former Nevada state attorney general, is the keynote speaker. She is an advocate for highway beautification and tree planting. The conference, October 5-6, is sponsored by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Southern Nevada Water Authority, Nevada Shade Tree Council, among others. For speakers and registration info, go to:

Web Finds

Drought-Tolerant Plant Lists
Check out the lists of well-adapted, low-water-use plants on the Arizona Department of Water Resources Web site. They are grouped by five distinct areas (Phoenix, Pinal County, Prescott, Santa Cruz, and Tucson).


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