Southwestern Deserts

April, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Santa Fe Botanical Garden 2008 Tours
Obtain creative ideas for your high-desert landscape during these two self-guided tours of New Mexico private residences, including historic properties in Tesuque and Old Santa Fe. Held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2008, in the Tesuque area; and Sunday, June 8, in Santa Fe. Early-bird tickets purchased by April 30 are $30 per tour; $55 for both. Advance tickets after that date are $35 per tour; $60 for both. Tickets the day of the tours are $40 per tour, $75 for two tours. Children under 16 free. For garden details and ticket information, call (505) 428-1684; or go to: http://santafebotanicalgarden.org.

Clever Gardening Technique

Tricks to Fine-Tune Irrigation
If your system lacks sufficient valves for plant material with different water requirements, and adding valves and trenching for more lines isn't an option, here's a tip: Add more emitters around trees so that additional water is applied in the same time frame. Swap existing low-flow emitters (1 or 2 gallons per hour) for higher flow rates, such as 4 or 6 gallon. Emitters with adjustable flow rates are another option. (Do the opposite for plants with lower water use, i.e., few emitters and lower flow rates.)

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