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The annual spring explosion of yellow, purple and blue wildflowers in the Arizona desert may be lackluster this year because of the dry winter.
When it comes to Arizona wildflowers, most folks immediately think of the showy golden poppies that appear around Picacho Peak. You can have that - and more.
This weekend, Tohono Chul Park will hold its biannual plant sale.
Many Northwest Tucsonans lost plants earlier this year to the sudden round of freezing temperatures. Maybe that’s why more than 1,000 people turned out for Tohono Chul Park’s annual spring plant sale last week.
Dick Scheibelhut carries a new firecracker penstemon to his car. The Oro Valley man and his wife, Jean, have been coming to the plant sale for the past 10 years.
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courtesy photo, Red-headed beauty is a new hybrid penstemon created at Tohono Chul Park.
courtesy photo, Russ Buhrow, curator of plants at Tohono Chul, has spent several years breeding this new penstemon, which will be available for sale this spring.
Never heard of a "Football Garden?" You are not alone, since it's a term I just invented. I'm going to patent and trademark it, too, if I can.
Pollinators come in a variety of shapes, sizes and types — from bees and hummingbirds to bats and insects. Stephen Buchmann is trying to protect all of them.
March 28 will mark the dedication of the Sonoran Seasons Garden at Tohono Chul Park, the newest addition to the park and part of its 25th anniversary observance.
It's spring, and that means wildflower season in the Sonoran Desert.
February is a wonderful month in the Old Pueblo. The ponies are running at the Rillito Racetrack (tons of fun), the Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Bead show is all over town (literally tons of fun), The Rodeo Parade marches through (unique fun), and the Rodeo itself happens (those bulls weigh a ton or so), plus, if you really miss snow, you can head up the Catalina Mountains to Mount Lemmon.
Autumn is nigh and the days are getting shorter. This tells plants to grow! Easy to do because the soil is still warm from the summer heat, but days and nights are cooler.