Learn Desert Gardening with this Spring Talk and Sale
If planting and growing in the high desert is new to you, it might be time to call on the experts to get you started. A visit to Cochise County's very first educational botanical demonstration garden, the Discovery Gardens, will help get you started.
Not Sure Where to Begin! CCMGA Can Help!
The Cochise County Master Gardeners at the University of Arizona' Cochise County Cooperative Extension can not only get you growing, but the Spring Talk and Plant Sale is the easiest way to learn about native and desert adapted plants, and then choose your plants, all in one place.
Mark your calendar for Saturday April 22nd. Beginning at 8:30am, Master Gardener Jan Groth will lead a delightfully informative discussion, "on the care and growth habits of each of the varieties of plants" which the Master Gardeners will be featuring over the course of the sale.
If you're not familiar with desert-adapted gardening, or if you're just looking to feature a wider variety of plants in your garden and surroundings, be sure to attend this fascinating discussion.
Jan Groth says, the talk is, "a great way to become acquainted with numerous varieties of plants that will grow in our High Desert."
Where the Spring Plant Sale and Talk Will Be
The Plant Talk is scheduled in the Public Meeting Room (PMR) on the University of Arizona Sierra Vista Campus in Groth Hall from 8:30 to 10:00am.
Then, right behind Groth Hall, you'll find the beautiful Discovery Gardens where the plant sale will be held from 10am to 2pm.
The sale will feature Arizona Native and desert-adapted plants, to include perennials, trees, shrubs, vines and some fruit trees, as well as cactus and succulent varieties. Many of the plants chosen for the sale have pollinator benefits to encourage bees, butterflies and other pollinators into your garden.
All of the proceeds from the Plant Sale will benefit the ongoing development and maintenance of the Discovery Gardens.