• It’s a beautiful time of year to see the Salton Sea

    We are so lucky to have such generous members! Gertie and Allan Seymour have generously offered to host a down valley tour with no-host lunch at there home “Sweaty Palms” overlooking the Salton Sea and the Santa Rosas. With the weather we’ve had it will be a fantastic day. The Dos Palmas Oasis is a […]

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  • Desert Plumerias and Vote at January 22 Meeting

    Happy New Year!! Please join us for a talk on Plumerias with local expert Mernell Wong. Mernell is President of the Plumeria Society and has given talks throughout Southern California on Plumerias. Mernell’s talk will cover Plumerias that do well in our desert environment and tips to keep these healthy with winterizing, pruning and other […]

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  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival with Desert Horticultural

    Wild & Scenic Film Festival March 30 from 1-5pm We are excited to be part of this inspirational and engaging film festival this year along with UCR Palm Desert, The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens and Friends of the Desert Mountains. Thirteen films will be screened with expert speakers and time to mix and mingle […]

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  • Butterfly Block Party with Our Friends at Desert Water Agency

    Join us at DWA Saturday, March 9 for the second Butterfly Block Party from 1-3pm. This is an event for the whole family and Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley will be there sharing information about desert-adapted plants and gardening in the desert. There will be live music, face painting, crafts, games, garden tours, […]

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  • 13th Annual Desert Garden Community Day

    Here’s the schedule for next week’s 13th Annual Desert Garden Community Day. See you there! It is going to be an awesome, spooky and spiny day full of succulents!! More details here. SaveSave

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  • DHSCV Friend Kurt Leuschner Talks at Rancho Mirage Library

    Birds and Plants: Creating a Backyard Habitat “There are many interesting connections between birds and plants in the desert southwest. How do Phainopeplas differ from typical flycatchers? Which bird species are nectarivores? Should I feed birds?  What will happen if you plant Sweet Acacia in your yard? Why should you avoid trimming your palm trees? […]

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  • Field Trip Sensations

    It’s been a busy month but I wanted to let you know that our Succulent Saturday sojourn was sensational. In early September Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley journeyed up to Bonsal to visit Waterwise Botanicals. We loved our free plant (who could pass that up) and spent hours wandering their grounds. Those who […]

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  • Crazy for Cactus

    This weekend was the 33rd Intercity Cactus Show and Sale at the LA Arboretum in Arcadia and it was packed – with people, plants and classes. The day was steaming hot but it didn’t deter the crowds crazy for cool plants. The current fascination for cactus and succulents has helped this show and sale grow bigger […]

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  • July Planting Tips from our Friends at DWA

    Planning not Planting, July 2018 If it is nearly hot enough to melt the container the plant is sold in, it is too hot to be planting! It’s no surprise that July and August are hands out of the dirt and onto the paper (or keyboard) to do some planning. Not only is it stressful […]

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  • Rebate Workshops at Desert Water Agency

    July is rebate month at Desert Water Agency (DWA) and Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley is participating in their HOA and residential Rebate Workshops. Join us in learning what rebates are available for DWA customers this year on July 11 and July 12 at 9am at the DWA Rebate Workshops. We will have […]

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