Superstition Mountain Museum Hosts Desert Gardening Event on Feb. 16

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Celebrate desert gardening with the folks at the Superstition Mountain Museum on Saturday, Feb. 16, and get assistance in turning your thumb green in the desert.

Free seminars will be offered all day and will include: Terri Aragon on “Desert Gardening 101;” Jean Groen speaking on “Desert Plants, Edible and Medicinal;” Jack Harmon advising on “How to Plant and Maintain Bare Root and Container Roses;” Tom McDonald on “Desert Adapted Landscape Plants;” a Wild Birds Unlimited speaker on “Birds in the Garden;” and Catherine ‘The Herb Lady’ Crowley discussing “Gardening and Using Desert Edibles.” Effie Jo Amiot will also be on hand to discuss and sign her book The Mystery of Monarch Metamorphosis.

Tom McDonald will also give an overview of “The Accomplishments and History of the Superstition Area Land Trust (SALT).”

There will also be vendors selling unique garden art, gardening supplies, plants, and books, and music, food and fun.

The Superstition Mountain Museum is owned and maintained by the Superstition Mountain Historical Society, a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the history, legends and lore of Arizona’s Superstition Mountains. The museum is open every day from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., closing only for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

The event will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, visit

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