Southern Arizona winemakers started harvesting their red wine grapes this week after waiting out heavy late monsoon rains that threatened to kill the fruit’s sugar levels and wreck havoc with bunch rot.
That big mesquite in the middle is native, but much of the rest
of what you'll find at Desert Survivors Nursery is descended from
plants brought in by Spanish missionaries.
Guava trees were brought to the Sonoran Desert from the
Mission figs, also introduced by the missionaries, grow from
grafts or cuttings.
Grapes were brought in to be used in making sacramental
Grapevines require support - a trellis system, or just a tree
branch will do.
A small bunch of grapes grown from grafts or cuttings grows at
Desert Survivors Nursery.
More than 400 people watched the sun rise over the mountains
Saturday while preparing to start the 27th annual Manzanita Desert
Dash in Sabino Canyon.
YUMA — The water in the Colorado River could fill the needs of
all the homes and offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas and much of
Southern California, but much of it irrigates vast fields of wheat,
alfalfa, cotton and vegetables.
From Halloween jack-o'-lanterns to skins from avocados used for
New Year's Day dip, you'll likely have more food scraps than at any
other time of the year.
When it comes to shopping store brands, Wal-Mart and its Great
Value brand are tough to beat if you want to save money.
(Click on lower image at right for a .pdf file of survey
Years ago, Mark Twain said, "Buy land, they're not making it
anymore." It's a wise admonition, unless you live in one of the
many states that disregard private-property rights.