Category Archives: Bushes & Shrubs

A series on native and non-native shrubs and bushes that might be suitable in our local desert region.

Desert-Wise Landscape Lectures

Expert information on native seed collecting, native plant propagation, native revegetation of previously stripped land and drip irrigation systems. Presented by the Morongo Basin Conservation (MBCA) at the Joshua Tree Community Center (view MAP) on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 – 12:30 … Continue reading

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GARDENING: USDA issues new “cold hardiness maps”. Adds 2 new zones.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual … Continue reading

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INVASIVE – TOXIC WEED

MBCA’s “Hold the Mustard” Weed-Pull Event It may be the season of hearts and flowers (Happy Valentine’s Day!), but there is one flower that is not loved in our desert… that of the Saharan mustard.¬† It is time for our … Continue reading

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Desert Landscape Workshop in Joshua Tree

Local group presents 3rd Water-Wise Landscaping¬†Workshop November 5, 2011 Morongo Basin Conservation Association¬†(MBCA) President, Laraine Turk announces their 3rd Desert-Wise education program to be presented Saturday, November 5, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center. (Click … Continue reading

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