Maricopa County Extension Service - Cooperative Extension plays a unique role by bringing the University of Arizona to both urban and rural Maricopa County.  Maricopa County is home to almost four million people, each with unique needs.
Extension provides practical information and education to help people make their lives better.
Outreach efforts translate relevant University of Arizona research into effective practices people
can put to immediate use in their homes and businesses.


Arizona Master Gardener - Arizona Master Gardeners are university-trained volunteers who serve as community educators. They work with the University of Arizona providing research based information on environmentally responsible gardening and landscaping to the public.


Landscape Watering by the Numbers - A watering guide for the Arizona desert provided by your local water provider, who encourages you to use water wisely.


Desert Botanical Garden - The Garden's commitment to the community is to advance excellence in education, research, exhibition, and conservation of desert plants of the world with emphasis on the Southwestern United States. We will ensure that the Garden is always a compelling  attraction that brings to life the many wonders of the desert.


USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map - The 2003 US National Arboretum "Web Version" of the 1990 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map


Arizona Municipal Water Users Association - The Arizona Municipal Water Users Association is a forum through which the member cities and towns work to attain the highest degree of intergovernmental cooperation possible in order to advance the rational and effective use of water resources within the state, and position cities and towns in the forefront of water resources policy development and planning.


Mountain States Wholesale Nursery - To assist you in your selection process, Mountain States Wholesale Nursery offers over 450 taxa of desert-adapted trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, accents, flowering perennials, ground covers and vines. We specialize in providing landscape plants that combine beauty and water economy. It is our goal to provide quality plant material to allow the fulfillment of design concepts that reflect the spirit and the beauty of the desert.


Desert Tree Farm - Desert Tree Farm has been propagating, cultivating and growing native arid plants since the early 1970’s. Our job is to provide retailers, landscape contractors, and landscape architects with healthy container grown trees, shrubs and groundcovers ready to be set into the landscape.


The Old Farmer's Almanac - Since 1792, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has spoken to all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the ocean; sunrise and planting charts for those who live on the farm; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and forecasts for those who don’t like the question of weather left up in the air.


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