The Frugal Gardener

Believe it or not, creativity is more important than a big budget when crafting a delightful and distinctive desert garden. Greg Corman of Gardening Insights discusses how he and others have built engaging garden spaces using far more imagination than money. With examples from all over Tucson, he includes ideas for garden design and installation, planting and maintenance, plus features attractive to both humans and animals, wild and domestic. Tohono Chul, 7366 North Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704, (520) 742-6455.

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The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society Show & Sale

Beautiful and bizarre cactus and succulents are on display as members of the Central Arizona Cactus and Succulents Society showcase potted specimens. Our 2020 Annual Show and Sale will be open to the public Friday and Saturday, April 3 & 4, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday, April 5, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008.

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The New Mexico Master Gardener State Conference

Join the New Mexico Extension Master Gardeners at their 2020 statewide conference. The New Mexico Master Gardener State Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 11-13 at the Marriott Pyramid. 5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, (575) 646-2771.

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Garden Guru Tour

Immerse yourself in the Gardens with a horticulturist as your guide. Gain insight into living museum collections and walk away with gardening tips from an expert. Denver Botanic Gardens, 909 York Street
Denver, CO 80206, (720) 865-3500.

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NAJGA Southwest Regional Workshop

The North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) invites guests to their Southwest regional workshop, hosted at the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix. The two-day workshop will include hands-on learning of Japanese gardening and several traditional Japanese arts. Lunch in the garden will be included on both days as well. The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, 1125 N. 3rd Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85003, (602) 274-8700.

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Butterflies & Their Plants

Nature lovers, shutterbugs and bug lovers will get an in-depth glimpse of some of the most engaging creatures in the Sonoran Desert, butterflies! Year-round, Saturday and Sunday.
Tohono Chul,
7366 North Paseo del Norte,
Tucson, AZ 85704,
(520) 742-6455.

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Spiny Succulents

Succulents have earned their own niche in the world of cultivated plants, separating themselves out from other ornamentals by virtue of the diversity of their fleshy architecture and their rainbow colors. They are also among the most water-wise plants for the desert southwest. Nursery owner and author Jeff Moore dishes the dirt on succulents with spines beginning with an overview of the primary groups of spiny succulents in cultivation – cacti, Euphorbias, Alluaudias, Fouquierias, and other (mostly) spiny relatives. He also showcases plants in cultivation, both landscape and container, with insights for growing and general care. Copies of Spiny Succulents will be available for sale and signing.
Tohono Chul,
7366 North Paseo del Norte,
Tucson, AZ 85704,
(520) 742-6455.

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Desert Landscaping

Unearth the how-to’s for using native and arid-adapted plants in water-saving landscapes. This is a year-round event.
Tohono Chul,
7366 North Paseo del Norte,
Tucson, AZ 85704,
(520) 742-6455.

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