February – May 2014
Landscape Design with Low Water Use Plants – Presented by Kathryn Hahne, Assistant Horticultural Agent, UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
Desert-adapted plants have a genetic adaptations for survival in drought-prone areas. Learn how to select plants for your water-wise landscape design based on these strategies. We’ll discuss the adaptations of desert plants to survive in a water-scarce environment and the design criteria to consider for a rain-irrigated landscape.
Join an award winning landscape designer to learn how to attract the Sonoran desert wild life, so beneficial to our gardens and to our spirits! We will discuss the wide variety of attractive plants, and habitats, which bring birds and butterflies into our gardens and keep them returning throughout the year. Instructor: Wendy M. King, Founder of River Road Designs, President of APLD, Winner of the 2011 Xeriscape Award for the Tucson Metropolitan Area.
Join us for the new SmartScape Residential series “Landscapes, Quarterly”. This series offers landscape advise focused on seasonal topics. This quarter ushers in spring planting, winter clean up, and watering efficiency. Learn what to plant now and what to watch for as the cool days begin to warm up, and take a walk in the demonstration gardens to see what the season has to offer.
Rainwater Harvesting expert (and owner of Ethos Rainwater Harvesting), Lincoln Perino, will discuss a number of topics including:
• Basics of system design – sizing, siting, gutter/scupper connections
• Choosing the right materials for the job
• Installation tips and techniques
• System maintenance