Southwestern Deserts

August, 2014
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Making Flower Essences From Your Garden and Yard
Flower essences are subtle vibrational remedies that address emotional, spiritual, and mind body issues. They are not scents, but rather a way to bottle some of the energy of favorite flowers and have access to them at any time. In this class at the Tucson Botanical Garden on Saturday, August 16, from 10-11 a.m., you'll go through most of the steps using plants at the garden, and you'll leave with a handout to guide you in making your own at home. Facilitated by Deborah Mayaan, MA, founder of The Desert Heals Essences. Cost is $7 members; $12 non-members. The Garden is located at 2150 North Alvernon Way in Tucson. For more information or to register, go to

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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