Own the DVD | Featured Arizona gardens
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
| 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
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
| 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
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, Arizona 85712
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
37615 U.S. Highway 60
Superior, AZ 85273
Recorded event information line: 520.689.2811
Business office phone : 520.689.2723
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 N. Kinney Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743
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
For information on how to purchase a DVD, visit the The Arizona
Collection Web site.
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