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Lizards and Prickly Pear Fruit: Learning goes on at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Boyce Thompson Arboretum- Labor Day Weekend will soon be in the rearview mirror — Summer events are ending – and Saturday Sept. 9 brings your final chance to learn about lizards on a guided walk at Boyce Thompson Arboretum  (plus another  ‘Last Call’ opportunity to learn to pick, process and prepare prickly pear cactus fruit). …

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Hunting Plants at Boyce Thompson

Thanks to Mark Siegwarth, the executive director of Boyce Thompson Arboretum, I decided to pay a visit to the arboretum this afternoon. Siegwarth gave a lecture Friday evening at Bullion Plaza for this month’s First Friday lecture series. He shared some fun, lesser known facts about the arboretum, as well …

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Why We Plant

A plant-filled landscape has co-evolved with humans for as long as we have been around to see it. Your stucco, wood, and concrete house is really just a fancy cave, and the picture window in your living room is the transparent cave door that keeps out the bears and inquisitive …

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Need Help Harvesting Your Pomegranates? Want to Learn How?

Your Pomegranates Are Ripe?! Call Jerry! Jerry Temanson harvests pomegranates from around Gila County each year and makes a variety of jellies, syrups, vinaigrettes—and even wines—from pomegranates, prickly pears and other local fruits. Guest ContributorGuest Contributors include press releases, guest authors, and columnists who contribute less than 4 times a …

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La Fleur Fatale

By: Kim Stone The row of red yuccas in two gallon pots had been in the same location for weeks, and I walked or rode my bike past them dozens of times. Their particularly deep red flowers waved on flexible stems in short arcs or long ones, depending on the …

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