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 Items
Here are some recent and interesting items. Click the link for the full article.
- Trailing Grama Grass (Bouteloua diversispicula) in Arizona: Recent Learnings￼Trailing Grama is a perennial native grass that in wet summers forms prolific solons that knit desert soils together in shallow rooted turf-like stands. And good news: this year for the first time there is clear evidence that Trailing Grama is outcompeting Bermudagrass along moist roadsides.
- Late Summer in the Chiricahua Mountains
September 17, 18, and 19, 2022
Southwestern Research Station, Portal, Cochise CountyAll members are invited to enjoy this weekend with us. Whatever the weather, there will be botanical treats and great company.
- Dear Plant Nerd – Is there a native plant like Giant Bamboo for my Sonoran Desert yard?Yes! Let me tell you about a native grass that looks like a tiny bamboo. Meet bamboo muhly (Muhlenbergia dumosa) native to Arizona, south into Mexico. This graceful plant grows to about 3 feet tall […]
- The Return of the Tucson Monsoon Mixer and Plant Swap on August 12! Hello AZNPS Tucson Chapter members. I hope you are having a fantastic summer and that you all have received some rain from this early but somewhat elusive monsoon season. I am happy to inform you […]
- Calling All Artists and PhotographersThe California Native Plant Society invites you to digitally submit your art and photos for the chance to be featured at the 2022 California NPS Conference. “We invite artists and photographers to share work that […]
- Summer 2022 Book DiscussionJoin in this summer as the Phoenix Chapter reads and discusses The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. All AZNPS members and friends are welcome to attend!
- Plant Profile: Flattop BuckwheatDoes “flattop buckwheat” summon visions of stacks of pancakes dripping in delicious honey? If so, your mouthwatering vision is partially correct.
- Why do you love Native Plants?“I love native plants because they locate me on the globe.“ says Carianne Campbell.
- Happenings – Summer newsletterThe Summer edition of Happenings is now available! Download a copy to learn about activities of AZNPS chapters around the state.
- Arizona’s Desert Tortoise Adoption ProgramDid you know that Arizona has a Desert Tortoise Adoption Program? Watch the recording from the Phoenix Chapter’s May meeting to learn all about it!