Southwestern Deserts

September, 2004
Regional Report

In the Garden

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Growing Tepary Beans

Aided by a few recent summer thundershowers, tepary beans are showing off their bright green, late-summer foliage now. Native to the arid Southwest and Mexico, tepary beans ( Phaseolus acutifolius ) were being cultivated before the Spanish arrived in...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Plants, Water, People The Arizona Native Plant Society Annual Conference, October 1-3, at the Lake Pleasant Desert...

Books

Desert Plant Field Guide Cacti, other Succulents, and Unusual Xerophytes of Southern Arizona , by Matthew Brian Johnson...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Vegetable Transplants
  • Spray off Spider Mites
  • Plan for Fall
  • Chill Bulbs
  • Check Trees for Storm Damage

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