Southwestern Deserts

October, 2013
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Desert Botanical Garden Plant Sale
The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix will hold its Fall Plant Sale, a one-stop shopping experience featuring the largest variety of arid-adapted plants available in one location. The October sale will have the largest selection ever, with many new and unusual plants of all sizes. Specimen sized plants will be available, and delivery services are available as well. Garden volunteers and horticulturists will be on hand to answer questions, assist in plant selections, and offer advice. A large variety of specialty retailers will be there, offering unique pottery and other garden accessories. The sale will be held on Saturday, October 12, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, October 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members enjoy a special Preview Day on Friday, October 11, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the sale is free. The Garden is located at 1201 N. Galvin Parkway in Phoenix, AZ. For more information visit or call 480-941-1225.

Clever Gardening Technique

Corral Invasive Mint
Mint is a wonderful, fragrant herb but it spreads rampantly by underground runners. To control its growth, cut the bottom off a 5- or 15-gallon, plastic nursery pot. Sink it into the ground so the top is level with the ground. Fill with potting soil and plant the mint in the center. The sides of the pot control the runners from spreading. The bottomless pot promotes good drainage and prevents root rot.

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