I am glad to see that we will be revising the approved plant list, however with an anticipated “publish” date of the end of July (according to the July newsletter), I am disappointed that homeowner input has not yet been requested. We have 3 weeks left in July and that does not leave much time to solicit input, review the suggestions and approve them.
I agree with a previous suggestion by another resident that we should look at providing a prohibited plant list instead of an approved plant list. Indeed there are many plants that are appropriate for the area (low water, non-invasive, clean) that are not on the current approved plant list and are not “common” plants that most people are aware of. If you look at the current approved plant list you will see that the UofA makes notes on some of them that include “not recommended for use in Arizona.”