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Out of Area Notice for Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear, and Wrightwood: The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection may remove trees, in these areas only, afflicted by the Western pine beetle at no cost to the property owners. For information call Pilot Rock Camp 909-338-2812
Garden Group Address City Phone
Cactus Wren Apple Valley Community Center Apple Valley 247-7544
Meetings 1st Wed every month, 11:00am
Desert Crossroads Lucerne Valley Community Center Lucerne Valley
Meetings 2nd Thurs every month, 10:00am
Desert Valley Water Gardeners Sites vary High Desert area 760-949-4706
Learn to make ponds or enhance your's. Meetings 2nd Sat every month, 4:00pm; call for details
Hesperia Garden Club 16292 Lime St Hesperia 760-948-4652
Lime Street Park Community Center; Second Monday, 1 pm
Hi 'N Dri Gardeners Club Hook Community Center Victorville 760-247-7031
First Tuesday monthly, 10 am, meeting/workshop; 11 am, program
High Desert Home Growers Organic Garden Club Apple Valley Community Center, 13467 Navajo Road Apple Valley 760-240-2556
1st Sunday monthly, 1pm potluck, 2pm meeting
Plant/Worm Sources Location City Phone
Joshua Tree Adoption Program Limit of 5 trees at a time Victorville 955-5272
Larry Staggs Redworms P.O. Box 1523 Yermo, 92398 760-254-2307
Great for composting. $5 per pound, which is about 1,000 worms; by mail, $12 and up
Mojave Desert Resource Conservation District 17330 Bear Valley Road, #106 Victorville 843-6882
The Mojave Desert Resource Conservation District sells a blend of wildflower seeds that have been especially developed for the High Desert Area. These wildflower seeds consist of Annuals, which are flowers that complete their entire lifecycle in one season and die when finished going to seed; and Perennials, which often have only leaves the first year but will bloom every year thereafter. The District also sells a blend of wildflower seeds developed for elevations above 4000ft and a straight California Poppy seed. The Desert mix wildflower packet contains: Brittle bush, Baby Blue eyes, Goldfields, Desert marigold, California poppy, Pastel poppy, California Blue Bell, Lacy-leaved phacelia and Blue flax. The Mountain wildflower mix packet contains: Globe gilia, Showy penstemon, Golden yarrow, Blue flax, California poppy, California evening primrose and Pygmy-leaved lupine. Most desert wildflowers are easily grown from seed in soil that is not too rich, and is in full sun. Ideally, seed should be broadcast in fall, just before the first frost. One packet of wildflower seeds will cover approximately 100sq ft. and can be purchased for a donation of $1.25 per packet if purchased in the office. The seeds can be mailed to you for a donation of $1.50 per packet. Seeds are also available in larger quantities if desired. Please contact Dana or Jackie at the District Office at 760-843-6882, ext.100/101.
Ornamental Horticulture Club Plant Sale Victor Valley Community College Victorville 245-4271 ext 2238
Thursdays; 8am-noon; Fish Hatchery Road (the lower road) to the Agriculture Department sign (on the east side), turn in there.
Gardening Links
African Violet Society of America
Flower Arranging Courses
Garden Folklore That Works (book)
Making More Plants: The Science, Art,... (book)
National Gardening Association
Organic Gardening
Pests and Diseases by Crop
Pests of Home and Landscape
Snail Control
Sunset Magazine Online
Weed Photo Gallery - listed by common name

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