• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Do you have Tools to Donate for the Home Gardening Class?

    Is your garage or shed cluttered with extra rakes and shovels?  Do you have extra trowels, clippers and watering buckets taking up space?  Desert Master Gardeners can put your donations of surplus garden tools and supplies to good use at their new 5-session Home Gardening Class, beginning September 11. The

  • 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.

  • 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

  • What an Art and Garden Day for Desert Horticultural Society Members!

    This past week we relaunched our Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley Field Trips and we could not have done better than the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation Home and Discovery Garden. Over and over our group was surprised and delighted with our private tour and time in the

  • Take time to Smell the Flowers, Friday is Public Gardens Day

    This Friday, May 11 is National Public Gardens Day and Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden is FREE for the day to celebrate! A short drive from the desert Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden in Claremont is a great escape for the day to explore a gorgeous garden. One of our

  • Flower Power this Weekend

    Thank you all for attending our 13th Annual Desert Garden Tour sponsored by the Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley, we had an amazing day of flower power, frivolity and friendship! We are already looking forward to next year. If you are looking for another flower packed weekend here

  • Wildflowers

    A wildflower garden in the desert.