Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

September, 2000
Regional Report

Web Finds

The Arboretum at Flagstaff
In addition to details about what to see and do at this high-elevation arboretum, the Web site ( provides timely information on the status of fall color (amur maple is at its peak; aspen is beginning to turn) to help visitors plan.

Shows & Events

Landscape Design Class
A Landscape Design class is to be held at Tucson Botanical Gardens on four consecutive Monday evenings: October 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. It will be taught by landscape designer Margaret West. Topics include site analysis, hardscape elements, and choosing appropriate plants. The fourth session reviews students' plans. Cost: members $45; nonmembers $50. For more details or to register, go to


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