We want to help you select local plants that thrive in our natural habitat but are also both beautiful and economical. This will result in plants that are easier to care for and better support our local ecosystem. Our Grow Native initiative is here to help show you the way!
News and Blog Posts
- DEAR CARIANNE – What are some native alternatives to oleander?Oleander it is not native to our region, can become invasive in the right habitats, and it is very difficult to remove. Its ubiquitous use has dramatically diminished the potential for our urban areas to support birds, pollinators, and other wildlife that native plants provide resources for. What are some alternatives? —> Ask Carianne questions about native gardening in your garden. Email your questions to Carianne@strategichabitats.com
- Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society to contribute rescued saguaros to the Waterman Restoration SiteThe AZNPS Conservation committee has made a 10 year agreement with TCSS to receive little saguaros coming out of salvage rescue operations.
- The Fall Plant Sale at Tohono Chul in Tucson is finally here! Member Preview Wednesday, October 27.Fall is the perfect time to get the goods to transform your backyard into a desert oasis. Member Preview Wednesday, October 27, General Public October 30+31.
- Tucson Chapter Video: Jillian Cowles: The Fungi and Slime Molds of Southern ArizonaThis presentation shows photos and descriptions of the amazing diversity of the mycota of Southern Arizona.
- Restoration Partnership in Ironwood Forest National MonumentThe Waterman Restoration site is located on BLM land within the boundaries of Ironwood Forest National Monument,
- Little Free “Seed” LibraryAnnouncing a new native seed library and plant nursery at an Arizona Native Plant Society member’s home in Tempe. Stop by for some free seeds and plants!
- ASK CARIANNE – Is there a “best time” to plant natives?Best Time? Carianne says there is more than one season but Fall and Winter are great seasons to install plants. —>Ask Carianne questions about native gardening in your garden. Email your questions to Carianne@strategichabitats.com
- Plant Profile: Arizona PoppyFrom a distance, California poppy and Arizona poppy can easily be confused. Petal color and habitat are similar. However, a closer look reveals the differences.