Southwestern Deserts

November, 2001
Regional Report

Favorite or New Plant

Queen Victoria Agave
Queen Victoria agave is a stunning specimen that forms a perfect rosette shape. The leaves are a deep green with white markings on each side, ending in black spines. I think it is one of the most visually interesting plants, for either the landscape or a container, where it can be viewed up close and personal. The only drawback? They are usually a bit pricey.

Web Finds

Youth Gardening
A terrific new website for anyone interested in school or youth gardens was recently went online, called Arizona Youth Gardening. It contains info on creating youth gardens, programs using gardens to teach nutrition and foster healthy eating, lists conferences and workshops, and spotlights an outstanding youth garden. There are also links to all sorts of gardening information. More pages are in the works for this site sponsored by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, including an interactive database.

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