• Maintenance by the Month: August

    August will be a lot like July – the Coachella Valley’s hottest month – except it’s the height of the desert’s muggy season.  Unlike temperatures that typically vary between night and day, humidity remains more constant. A muggy day is usually followed by a muggy night. It may or may

  • Field Trip Report: Arizona Bus Trip

    Here is a selection of member photos from the March 2017 bus trip to Arizona.

  • Raw desert by the Salton Sea

    Maintenance by the Month: July

    Plan your time outside carefully – early morning or evening. That’s better for your eyes, your health and your skin.

  • CWVD increases incentives to remove your grass

    The Coachella Valley Water District has doubled its incentive to convert turf areas to desert friendly landscaping.

  • Desert landscape conversion

    Cathedral City couple wins conservation award

    The Sanchez’s replaced 1,800 square feet of grass with rock and water-efficient plants in the front yard and enclosed patio of their 29-year- old home.

  • Plant of the Month: Purple Heart

    Purple Heart is a trailing, tender perennial with purple stems and violet-purple leaves that produces pink flowers in summer.

  • Colorful pottery, container garden, cactus

    Fun Cactus & Succulent Containers

    A member submission! Judy Philen O’Connell of Palm Springs wanted to share with us her lovely container garden. It's colorful and delightful. Enjoy!

  • Help Cal-IPC Fight Invasive Weeds!

    Cal-IPC is the California Invasive Plant Council. We have partnered with them in the past (the Fountain Grass flyer) and hope to again in the future. They are looking for support in securing their funding request from the State government. Below is the text from their recent email. The WMA

  • 2017 Garden Tour is Here! Sunday, March 26

    Our fantastic annual garden tour is happening now! If you missed registering online, don’t worry, you can pay on site at our registration location. Desert Water Agency 1200 South Gene Autry Trail, 92264 All guests check in at Onsite Registration to receive wristband and tour map. No checks or credit

  • A home on the 2016 11th Annual Desert Garden Tour

    Garden Tour is March 26 – Be a volunteer?

    The 12th Annual Desert Garden Tour is Sunday, March 26th from 12 – 4pm. This beloved community event is such a great success, not just because of the beautiful gardens, but also because of the great volunteer support provided by our membership. We need your help to make this day