Southwestern Deserts

August, 2007
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Tree Conference
Forming a United Stewardship for the Environment (FUSE) is the theme of this year's Arizona Community Tree Council annual conference to be held September 21, 2007, in the cool pines of Flagstaff. CEUs are available in four track areas. Cost is $150 for members, $200 for others. Visit http://www.aztrees.org for course descriptions and registration form.

Favorite or New Plant

Blue Yucca
The blue coloration of Yucca rigida provides soothing shade in a desert landscape. This yucca's attractive shape and 2-foot-tall flower stalks also create a dramatic accent. Stiff leaves brandish sharp tips, thus it is essential to allow sufficient planting space, up to 12 feet high and 5 feet wide. This Chihuahuan desert native thrives in full sun, is extremely drought tolerant and cold hardy to 10 degrees F.

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