Pueblo: Western Landscape Symposium March 17


From The Pueblo Chieftain (Mary Porter):

…Scott Calhoun, an author and a xeric-garden designer and enthusiast from Tucson, Ariz., will talk about the beauty and the economy of low-water landscapes when he gives the keynote address at the sixth annual Western Landscape Symposium. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 17 in the Fortino Ballroom at Pueblo Community College, 900 W. Orman Ave…

Calhoun’s topic will be “Lessons from the Southwest: Strategies for Designing Water-thrifty Gardens,” and while it might be preaching to the choir in this Four Corners state, he said, there still are many people who haven’t heard or heeded the message. And for residents of drought-stricken Texas where he recently spoke, for example, the less-water message means a whole new way of doing things. “To me, it’s really exciting to be alive in this time,” Calhoun said. “Climate change is scary, but it also is getting people to convert to landscapes that are low-maintenance and can have stunning beauty. There are so many exciting things to do, interesting things that other people in other (wetter) places can’t; bold, exciting things.”

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