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DPC presents "Successful Xeriscape Principles"

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DPC presents "Successful Xeriscape Principles"

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—Discovery Park Campus welcomes Bill Cook, eastern Arizona master gardener and friend and volunteer at the EAC Discovery Park Campus, with a free presentation on, “Successful Xeriscaping Principles,” on Saturday, January 21, 2012; at 6:30 p.m.

“Whether you enjoy the native desert landscape around your home or you prefer succulent green foliage, there are simple ways to have what you want, without having a regrettable impact on your water costs,” said Cook.

Discovery Park Campus director, Paul Anger, said, “Bill will share several do-it-yourself techniques to improve your outdoor living space that will lead to simple and beautiful ‘xeriscaping,’ not the dreaded ‘zero-scaping’ that folks have come to associate with the concept.”

“Xeriscaping doesn’t mean just planting cacti around your home,” said Cook. “It means creating a beautiful yard and area around your home that will need less time and work for maintenance and make gardening simpler and less stressful.”

“With spring just around the corner, now is the time to take those first steps in making your home and garden the showpiece that it can be, while spending the weekend enjoying your surroundings instead of constantly working to frustration,” said Anger. “You’ll enjoy Bill’s down-home ‘nuts and bolts’ explanations on site assessment, light, soil, and water considerations, irrigation design, and materials selection and installation.”

This presentation is suitable for all ages and families. There will be door prizes, tours of the Gallery and “History of Astronomy,” Space Shuttle “Polaris” simulator rides, as well as a public viewing of night sky objects through the 20-inch telescope. For more information, contact Anger at (928) 428-6260.