Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

May, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Prescott Garden Tour
Gather fresh ideas for your high-desert landscape, or simply escape the low-desert heat for a day, with a self-guided tour of gardens in the pines of Prescott, Arizona. Sponsored by the Alta Vista Garden Club, the tour will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 14. Tickets are $10, available in advance at local businesses or by mail. To order, e-mail:

Web Finds

Centennial Museum & Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
One of four distinct desert regions in North America, the Chihuahuan Desert supports hundreds of diverse plant species. Over 625 are showcased at the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens in El Paso, Texas. Their Web site ( contains a database of native species, including photos and info to help gardeners choose well-adapted plants for desert conditions.


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