Desert Horticultural Society





Our goal is to promote the use of desert appropriate plants in an attractive, environmentally sustainable landscape.

 "The era of the lawn in the West is over"

Paul Robbins, director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the 
University of Wisconsin, on dwindling water supplies in the Southwest


Announcing Death of Society President 

Mary Brent Wehrli, charter member and long time president of the Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley, died Saturday, June 4. Co-founder and president emeritus Paul Ortega will be the acting president until annual elections are held in January. Read more about Mary Brent in a special issue of The Chuparosa newsletter.

DHSCV is setting up scholarship fund to honor Mary Brent. If you would like to contribute please go to the Donate page and note in the comments of the donation that it is for the Mary Brent Wehrli scholarship.


The Chuparosa

Chapter Newsletter, August/September 2016
Newsletter Special Edition - Mary Brent Wehrli


2015 Vintage Associates/DHSCV Scholarships Awarded at Desert Community Garden Day


Jeff Place, professor of turfgrass management and environmental horticulture at College of the Desert, left, and Al Hollinger, arborist and Vintage Nursery operations manager, right, flank scholarship awardees, from left, Rafael Chaidez, $500; Joseph Borja, $500; Ulices Cisneros-Ramirez, $1,000; Jose Cienfuegos, $500; Luis Alonzo-Lopez, $1,000. Photo by Mark Astorga.






Upcoming Events*

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:00 AM (PDT) • UCR Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Saturday, October 01, 2016 8:30 AM (PDT) • UCR Palm Desert Auditorium, 75080 Frank Sinatra Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:30 AM (PDT) • UCR Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Monday, October 17, 2016 2:00 PM (PDT) • Rancho Mirage Library, 71-100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Monday, October 17, 2016 5:00 PM (PDT) • University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Center, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9:00 AM (PDT) • UCR Palm Desert, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211
  *See "Field Trip, Meeting, & Event Schedule" menu option
    for a complete list of upcoming events.




*Hard copies of the Fountain Grass flyer are available, which include English on one side and Spanish on the other.

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