Southwestern Deserts

March, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Tucson Garden Tour
Tucson Botanical Gardens is holding their 22nd annual home garden tour, showcasing five gardens, ranging in size from 1/5 of an acre to 5 acres. Self-guided tour is April 5 and 6, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $12 members; $18 nonmembers. For details or to purchase tickets online, go to: http://www.tucsonbotanical.org.

Favorite or New Plant

Artemisia 'Powis Castle'
There are many species of artemisia, commonly called wormwood and sagebrush, featuring silvery gray foliage and a strong sage-like scent. They take full sun and reflected heat and are water thrifty. Provide them with good soil drainage. 'Powis Castle' is particularly attractive, with feathery foliage that creates a great backdrop for other colors.

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