Fall Desert-Wise Landscape Workshop

Presented as part of the Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s Desert-Wise Living Series  October 4th | 12:30 – 3:30 PM A Presentation by Robin Kobaly | Botanist & Exec. Director of The SummerTree Institute Join us for a fun, 3-hour landscape workshop Saturday, October 4th, 2014 12:30pm – 3:30pm Joshua Tree Community Center, Joshua Tree, CA Class registration includes: 3-hour workshop with displays & demonstrations Workbook with local information on soils, native plants for landscape use, and more Water-Wise Landscape DVD […]

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Desert-Wise Landscape Workshop

Presented as part of the Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s Desert-Wise Living Series  October 5th | 12:30  – 3:30 PM A Presentation by Robin Kobaly | Botanist & Exec. Director of The SummerTree Institute Join us for a fun, 3-hour landscape workshop Saturday, October 5th, 2013 12:30pm – 3:30pm Joshua Tree Community Center, Joshua Tree, CA Class registration includes: 3-hour workshop with displays & demonstrations Workbook with local information on soils, native plants for landscape use, and more Water-Wise Landscape DVD […]

Watering Native Desert Plants

Water regularly in cool months; less frequently, but deeply in hot months. One of the biggest advantages of using California native plants is that you can select plants whose water needs match our climate. California native plants are well adapted to our climate and can tolerate extended periods of heat and drought. Many California natives in the wild experience a drought-induced dormancy in the summer. They simply maintain their size and shape, add very little or no new growth, and […]

Have Fun…Learning about Native Plants

Class and Workshop Series: Creating Yard Magic with Desert Native Plants The Fun of Finding Food and Medicine from Desert Native Plants Bringing Birds into Your Backyard Going Native in Your Yard…What to Grow and Why Designing Your Native Plant Landscape Fun Uses of Desert Native Plants…from Arts to Eats Harvesting Desert Plants…How, When, and Where Know Your Desert Natives…Fun Ways to Recognize Southwest Plants The Joy of Desert Gardening How To Fully Enjoy Your Yard Eat the Weeds…Don’t Curse […]

California Native Plants for High-Desert Landscaping

Check out this great list of the most reliable, garden-worthy and relatively available native plants indigenous to the high-desert.