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  This Issue:
    Calendar of Events
    Things to Expect & Do
    Trees for Special Areas
    A Date with History
    Annuals in the
    Buzz; A Book Review
    Velvet Mesquite
    Computer Corner
    Ask a Master Gardener
    How Herbicides Work
    The Unappreciated
          Smell of Rain
    East Valley Escape
    Word Wise
    Garden Insects of
          North America

    Is Your Gardening
          Library Complete
    Citrus Clinics
The Master Gardener Journal

Is Your Gardening Library Complete?

Desert Gardening for Beginners: How to Grow Vegetables, Flowers and Herbs in an Arid Climate covers all the basics for desert gardeners. There are chapters on desert soil characteristics, soil preparation, removing Bermuda grass, garden design and location, making compost, cultivation techniques, effective watering, managing insects, diagnosing problems, as well as specific tips for vegetables, flowers and herbs.

As an added bonus, the book includes three planting calendars that provide the best months to sow hundreds of vegetables, flowers and herbs for maximum success.


Desert Landscaping for Beginners covers successful landscaping in the Southwest requires a different set of techniques than used by gardeners in most of the Country. Desert Landscaping for Beginners contains the latest research-based information from the University of Arizona, written in user-friendly language. Each chapter was written by a local expert with years of experience in that subject. The 224-page book includes illustrations, resources and index


Regardless of your gardening experience, you can easily save money on utility bills, conserve water, reduce yard waste sent to landfills, and create a low-maintenance landscape that is in balance with its natural surroundings. Earth-Friendly Desert Gardening shows you how.


Where to Buy:

Maricopa County Extension Office
4341 E Broadway Road,

Northwest Valley Satellite location: Property Owners & Residents Association (PORA) Office
13815 Camino del Sol Blvd.,
Sun City West, AZ 85375
Phone 623-546-1672
Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

East Valley Satellite location: East Mesa Multigenerational Center
7550 E. Adobe Rd.,
Mesa, AZ 85207
Phone 480-985-0338
Hours: 9 a.m.-noon
Mondays and Thursdays

Northeast Valley Satellite location: Via Linda Senior Center
10440 E. Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone 480-312-5810
Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays

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Maricopa County Master Gardener Volunteer Information
Last Updated November 21, 2004
Author: Lucy K. Bradley, Extension Agent Urban Horticulture, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County
© 1997 The University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cooperative Extension in Maricopa County
Comments to 4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040,
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