Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

April, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Greater Phoenix Pond Tour
"Free" is supposedly the most powerful word in the English language, and I know my eyes perked up when I saw notice of a free pond tour! If you're contemplating adding a backyard pond for your wildlife habitat or your own viewing pleasure, participate in the Greater Phoenix Pond Society Tour on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Owners or club members will be on hand to answer questions. Find details at

Web Finds

Audubon Society Bird Feeder Maintenance & Hygiene Tips
Did you know you should empty, clean, and add fresh water to birdbaths daily? Deadly diseases can spread swiftly among birds at feeders and birdbaths according to Audubon Society Bird Feeder Maintenance. The site offers simple tips on keeping your feeding areas safe for feathered visitors, as well as a list of symptoms of birds in distress.


Today's site banner is by nmumpton and is called "Gymnocalycium andreae"