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The Living Desert and Living Desert University

Desert Horticultural Society

Desert Rose Society

Sun City Shadow Hills HOA

Coachella Valley Water District

Imperial Irrigation District

Bob Williams Nursery

48575 Madison St. (near Avenue 48)

Indio CA  92201

Open 7 days a week October through mid-June

Hours: 8-5 Monday-Friday, 8-4 Saturday, 10-4 Sunday*

Summer hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday*


Moller’s Garden Center

72235 Painters Path (near Fred Waring and Hwy 111)

Palm Desert, CA  92260

Hours: 7-5 Monday-Friday, 8-5 Saturday, 8-4 Sunday*


Vintage Nursery

78755 Darby Road

Bermuda Dunes, CA  92203

Hours: 6:30-4 Monday-Friday, 8:30-1:30 Saturday, Closed Sunday*


*Please verify hours of operation before making a special trip

Hydroscape - Irrigation Supplies 

(off of Washington, near Stater Brothers)

77868 Wildcat Drive, Palm Desert, CA  92211


Smith Pipe and Supply

81245 Hwy 111, Indio, CA 92210

Across from Mathis Brothers


Smith Pipe and Supply

ET Zone 5 Irrigation Schedule

Spring Wildflower and Cactus Bloom Catalogue

Moorton Botanical Garden

CA Native Plant Society

Coachella Valley Plumeria Society

Los Angeles Arboretum

Alpenglow Botanic Gardens, Idyllwild, CA

This is a great source of info on the various deserts surrounding us

Sunset Magazine Climate Zones

Beneficial Insects Poster

Asian Citrus Psyllid Information

The California Garden Web

These are two great sites that offer information on a wide variety of garden-related topics.  Produced by the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California

Safe and Poisonous Garden Plants

University of California Integrated Pest Management Program

This site features information on pests and weeds

Facebook pages of interest:

Coachella Valley Gardening (please hover over the link until the hand appears, right click on your mouse and select Open Link in new window)

Palm Springs Eating and Living (please hover over the link until the hand appears, right click on your mouse and select Open Link in new window)

Growing Roses in the Desert - a website by CV local expert Sharon Radice Moore

This website features information on what you should be doing with your roses during various months of the year.

National Gardening Association

This website features a comprehensive guide to gardening as well as a monthly newsletter that you can receive via email.  Membership is free!

Lush and Efficient Gardening in the Coachella Valley, Revised Edition, 2016

This is the complete text of the Coachella Valley Water District publication of this great gardening book.

California Citrus State Historical Park - Riverside

This is a 250 acre park dedicated to the showcasing the historical significance of the citrus industry in California.

“Getting More Nitrogen into Desert Garden"  by Maureen Gilmer

An article from the November 26, 2016, issue of The Desert Sun

Designing Butterfly and Bee Friendly Gardens

A website featuring lots of info on how to attract bees, birds and butterflies to your garden.  

Here is a link to a valley-based company that makes bee houses and other bee and bird friendly stuff:

Desert Water Agency's Plant Catalogue

Pacific Horticulture

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