Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

October, 2001
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Cacti and Succulents for Southwestern Gardens
Kent Newland, past president of the Arizona Native Plant Society, teaches this free two-hour workshop on using distinctive cacti and succulents to add color and form to desert landscapes. He covers natural history, design and propagation. Sponsored by City of Phoenix Water Conservation Office on October 30, 2001 at 6:30 pm at Juniper Branch Library, 1825 W. Union Hills. Registration required. Phone 602-261-8367.


Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West
Anyone interested in the medicinal value of plants would find this reference valuable. Even if you're not interested in herbal uses, the information on the plants' habitat, cultivation and traditional Indian and Spanish uses is enjoyable reading. Author Michael Moore has extensive experience in botanical medicine and includes specifics on gathering the plant and preparing it. (Of course, consult your medical practitioner.) Although the book was originally printed in 1979, it's still an excellent resource. Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West, by Michael Moore (Museum of New Mexico Press, 1979, ISBN 0-89013-104-X)


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