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Checklist and Ask an Expert columns are provided by Kelly Young, Assistant Agent, ANR/Urban Horticulture Maricopa County Cooperative Extension

An overview of deciduous fruit varieties for Maricopa County from Anna apple to Yakumo Asian pears

Ideal fruit for mid- and high-elevation deciduous fruit and nut varieties

How-to instructions on fruit tree pruning through the life of your trees

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Free Online Gardening Library!
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Summer 2016
Master Gardener Training Class

Tuesdays, July 12, 2016 - November 1, 2016
Time: 6 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
4341 E. Broadway Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85040
The Summer 2016 application will be available by the first of May; if you would like to be put on a waiting list for this or any future Master Gardener training, please email Lupe Reyes.

Real Gardens for Real People Garden Tour
March 12, 2016

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Do you have a question about Gardening?
  • Call or Email the Gardening Hotline
    (602) 827-8201,

  • Ask a Master Gardener, at one of our locations in Maricopa County
    • In Phoenix:
      Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
      4341 E. Broadway Road
      Phoenix, AZ 85040
      (602) 827-8201
      8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      Monday through Friday
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Books on Gardening in the Desert:

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Desert Gardening
for Beginners
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buy Desert Landscaping for Beginners
Desert Landscaping
for Beginners
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Earth Friendly
Desert Gardening
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Desert Water Gardening For Beginners
Desert Water Gardening
Creating a Balanced
Ecosystem in a
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