We are increasingly asking our landscapes to provide us with more resources and benefits with less inputs, both in the urban and wildland settings. Desert areas are especially difficult to manage with high temperatures, low rainfall and an over-reliance on groundwater in urban settings to irrigate our landscapes. In addition our traditional landscapes, and many modern xeriscape plans, offer few resources for wildlife, yet many gardeners and homeowners enjoy wildlife in their yards. There are many native plants that can provide habitat and resources for wildlife, require very little water (even in the desert!) and look beautiful in our urban and suburban landscapes. There are many different types of wildlife we can attract to our backyards and we will discuss how to improve our yards as habitat with drought-tolerant and beautiful native plants.
Note that this event is sponsored by Friends of the Desert Mountains not DHSCV.
Given the current drought situation in the West, it’s more important now than ever to be aware and informed about the processes that bring us this precious, vital natural resource, and what’s being done to conserve it. This is an amazing 11 Hour luxury bus tour tracing the history and sources of water in the Coachella Valley.
Discover a garden seldom visited by the public. Located on the east side of the campus, it incorporates several garden styles. This is an opportunity to see another section. Last time we visited the desert garden. Then we head to the Mission Inn for an early supper and to see the historic hotel’s holiday décor.
Information on the presentation will be posted closer to the date of the meeting.