Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

August, 2001
Regional Report

Favorite or New Plant

Spreading Fleabane
Spreading fleabane (Ergeron divergens) is a aster family, low growing wildflower that looks good planted in drifts in front of taller flowers. The white blossoms enhance the colors of brighter blooms such as scarlet flax or California poppies. It grows easily and flowers for a long time. Buy seeds now from a garden center of mail-order wildflower dealer and sow seeds in full sun in October for spring and summer bloom.

Shows & Events

An Introduction to Desert Landscaping
This 3 hour workshop introducing gardeners to desert landscaping will be held on September 19th and again on October 15th at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona will provide the basics of designing your landscape using desert-adapted plants. Learn which plants will thrive and how to place them appropriately, just in time for upcoming fall plant sales.

For more information and to register call (480) 941-1228.


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