Spring 2019 Presentations


Watercolor cactus, wildflowers and hummingbirdCheck out this Spring’s presentation schedule!

All presentations are held at:

Desert Bloom Botanical Center
69 W. Esperanza Blvd. (Next to El Rodeo Restaurant)
Green Valley, AZ 85614

Questions about presentations? Call Charlene at (520) 829-0399.

5 Tips for Successful Desert Gardening

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – 2:00–2:45pm

New to Arizona and frustrated with desert gardening? Or, an experienced desert gardener wanting new ideas? Learn how working with Nature helps the environment while making your gardening easier, less expensive and more beautiful.

How to Prune Desert Plants: The Lazy Person’s Guide

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – 2:00–2:45pm

Whether you do your own pruning or hire someone to do it for you, understanding proper pruning techniques and pruning schedules will make your life easier and your plants more beautiful.


Gardening to Attract Birds

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 2:00–2:45pm

Learn about the Audubon Society’s Habitat at Home program, including how to:

  • Attract colorful birds and local wildlife.
  • Create an oasis of lush native plants while reducing water use.
  • Create shade that cools the yard and reduces air conditioning costs.
  • And much more!


Integrated Pest Management

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – 2:00–2:45pm

Puzzled by how to deal with those pesky pests without resorting to pesticides that can harm wildlife? In this presentation, you’ll learn how to avoid attracting those unwanted guests in the first place, and how to manage those that do show up.


Gardening to Attract Butterflies

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – 2:00–2:45pm

We enjoy a variety of butterfly species here in Arizona, including Monarch and Queen butterflies. Learn about what is needed to create and preserve butterfly habitat, and how to attract these lovely creatures to your backyard.