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Official State Soil: Casa Grande 
April 6th 

Dear Nicky & Jess,
It's not always hot and dry here! The Casa Grande soils burst with wildflowers this year because of the spring rains! The soils are naturally quite salty. Long ago, the Indians used irrigation to remove much of the salt so they could grow cotton, grains, and vegetables. That's just what farmers do today! 
Yours truly,
Aunt Maude and Uncle Buster

P.S. Please water the astilbe.