Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

October, 2000
Regional Report

Shows & Events

7th Annual Xeriscape Conference
The 7th Annual Xeriscape Conference sponsored by the New Mexico Xeriscape Council will be held in Albuquerque on October 20 and 21. This thought-provoking conference features well-known authors and area experts discussing native and desert-adapted plants in the landscape. Check the following Web site for a complete list of topics and speakers: (

Web Finds

Orchid Society of Arizona
The Orchid Society of Arizona ( is a nonprofit garden club whose excellent Web site is loaded with all sorts of useful information. It includes fact sheets on growing specific types of orchids (e.g., Dendrobium, Paphiopedilum, Phalaenopsis) as well as general topics such as pests and diseases, fertilizers and growing mediums. The site also has photos, a list of events, and a helpful question-and-answer site.


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