Arizona Fall Landscaping and Gardening




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Arizona Fall Landscaping and Gardening

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Arizona has a unique fall season — requiring specific planting techniques and seasonal care for gardens and lawns. Fall in the desert is much like spring in cooler climates. After the summer heat, it is an ideal time to get out into the garden. In this six-part series, local experts help you create lush landscapes using low-water usage plants and trees that flourish in Arizona's desert climate. The KAET production is an invaluable guide, with how-to advice for those new to Arizona as well as for long-time residents.

Guest horticulturists, plant experts, landscape architects/designers and plant propagators will demonstrate techniques for planting cacti and wildflowers, protecting plants from frost, making use of native foods and planting a vegetable garden. The program also includes short tours of the extraordinary gardens located in Arizona including: the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum near Tucson, the Boyce Thompson Arborteum near Superior, Tohono Chul Park in Tucson and the Tucson Botanical Garden.

Arizona Fall Landscaping & Gardening is underwritten by SRP and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Part 1

"Fall in the Desert"
Local experts explain the basic care and maintenance of plants and gardens during Arizona's unique fall season. This episode also includes tours of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix and Tohono Chul Park in Tucson.

Part 2

"Planting for Color"
Tips on how to brighten up a landscape with plants that add color year-round — plus lessons on planting wildflowers and a tour of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum hummingbird exhibit.

Part 3

"Preparing for Winter"
Step-by-step instructions for protecting plants and gardens from frost, plus information on which plant varieties are sensitive to cold. Included is a visit to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson.

Part 4

"Re-Do Your Yard"
Ron Dinchak from Mesa Community College offers tips on gradually transforming a traditional landscape to low-water usage desert plants. A visit to Tucson's Arizona Sonora Desert Museum includes a demonstration on how cacti can be part of a lush, colorful landscape.

Part 5

"Eat Your Garden"
Local experts explore the wealth of edible plants found in the desert — and offer advice for planting the common varieties. Channel 8 cameras travel to Native Seed Search, headquartered at the Tucson Botanical Garden, to examine the efforts being made to preserve native plants. Also included is a visit to the herb garden at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior.

Part 6

"Plants Unique to the Desert"
Experts offer information on the plants that are adapted to the desert climate and make interesting accents or focal points to any landscape.

Arizona Gardens

Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, Arizona 85712
Phone: 520.326.9686
Fax: 520.324.0166

Boyce Thompson Arboretum
37615 U.S. Highway 60
Superior, AZ 85273
Recorded event information line: 520.689.2811
Business office phone : 520.689.2723
Fax: 520.689.5858

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 N. Kinney Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743
Phone: 520-883-1380
Fax: 520-883-2500

Tohono Chul Park
7366 N Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: (520) 742-6455

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: 480-941-1225

For information on how to purchase a DVD, visit the The Arizona Collection Web site.

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