Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

May, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Earth Friendly Backyard Lecture
Author and Master Gardener Jo Miller will share how to position specific plants to reduce your energy and water bill, eliminate unwanted grass, direct thousands of gallons of rainwater to your plants each year and turn your kitchen waste into healthy soil. Miller is co-author of Earth-Friendly Desert Gardening (Arizona Master Gardener Press, 2001). Held 
Wednesday, June 2 from 6 to 8:30 pm 
Avondale (Arizona) City Hall Building, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive. For more info call (623) 333-4422 or

Clever Gardening Technique

Know How to Hire a Tree Care Expert
Don't let just anyone loose on your valuable trees. Make sure they have the proper training. (Hint: If they recommend topping your tree, escort them off your property ASAP!) University of Arizona Cooperative Extension's free publication How to Hire a Tree Expert (AZ1003) guides you through the process and explains the components of an appropriate contract. Download it at


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