Connecting Greater Phoenix gardeners with information that helps put xeriscape principles into action.

More Ornamental Grasses for Phoenix Xeriscapes

Aristida purpureaWe just added these two grasses…also excellent and interesting additions to Phoenix xeriscapes!

Runaway Romaine Lettuce

runaway-lettuceWell, this was a funny thing to discover. Just outside the border of my experimental flower/veggie garden I spied a sprout that looked like romaine lettuce. After watching it for a few weeks, lo and behold it actually is! Last years crop of Romaine went to seed, and here’s where the babies decided to grow.

Now, this is where I tell you that what the little guy is growing in is not the fertile deep soil of the brick-bordered garden, but rather the quarter-minus granite with a little tree detritus from the overhead acacia. I can’t imagine what nutrients he is getting out of that ground, but it is enough for him to be happy. I will allow him to grow, as large as he possibly can, then I am going to dig him up and toss a salad. I wonder if the leaves will taste different coming from such earth. I will be sure to let you know!


Events: Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ


Mix and mingle at the DBG’s popular Thursday night social event. Each evening will showcase a different creative cocktail, heavy hors d’oeurves and entertainment in one of their unique venues. Cash bar available and advance ticket purchase is recommended.

Thursdays / 6 – 8 p.m.
Member: $20 / General Public: $25

October 1 The Market
October 8 Thankful Birds
October 15 DJs dk.strickler & World Famous Rani “g”
October 22 Rose’s Pawn Shop
October 29 Los Rambleros
November 5 Burning Sky

visit: for details and tickets.

« Previous entries Next Page » Next Page »