Glendale offers free desert plants class on Feb. 22

February 10, 2017 GMT

There is nothing more synonymous with Arizona than the stately saguaro cactus. Native to the Sonoran Desert, saguaros and other cacti have unique adaptations that allow them to survive and thrive with minimal water.

Kirti Mathura, Valley Garden Author, will share her knowledge and enthusiasm for these hardy desert denizens at the free Cacti and Succulents class on Feb. 22. The class is held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St., Glendale.

Cacti and succulents are drought tolerant and low maintenance, yet offer a range of color, texture and size. Learn how to use them for maximum effect to add some pizazz to your yard while saving water!

Glendale Water Services Conservation and Sustainable Living Division’s free “Green-Living” class series runs monthly with new topics, guest speakers and how-to resources for creating a more sustainable home.

The next class will be held on March 11 at 10 a.m. and will cover wildlife-friendly gardening. For a complete listing of Glendale’s “Green-Living” class series, visit www.glendaleaz.com/green.

Classes are free and open to both Glendale and non-city residents, but advance registration is required by calling 623-930-3760 or emailing greenliving@glendaleaz.com.