Southwestern Deserts

January, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

Are you sometimes overwhelmed by the number of vegetable varieties available? Wouldn't it be great if you could know, before you plant, which varieties will perform best in your area?...

Fish Emulsion Stops Damping Off

If you've ever started seeds, you've undoubtedly experienced having seedlings suddenly keel over at the soil line. This condition, called damping off, is typically caused by two different fungi:...

Sweet Road Salt

‘Tis the season for ice and snow in most parts of the country. As any gardener knows, rock salt used on roadways is effective at deicing the pavement. However, it also harms lawns and roadside...

Antique Roses for the South

Antique roses continue to be the rage across the United States. However, most information on the best varieties to grow is geared towards gardeners in cooler climates, such as...

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In the Garden


New Mesquite Tree

Properly placed shade trees can save you a bundle on energy bills. I'm a fan of the graceful, arching canopies that mesquite trees lend to the landscape. The deep green foliage, craggy bark, and multi-trunked growth habit add color, texture, and...
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Shows & Events

First Annual Colorado River Horticulture Conference Sponsored by Master Gardeners and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, a Colorado...

Clever Gardening Technique

Don't Judge a Rind By its Color Citrus harvest is in full swing, but how do you tell when fruit is sweet? The most reliable...
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Regional Reminders

  • Reduce Lawn Watering During Rainy Spells
  • Protect Citrus from Frost
  • Fertilize Container Plants
  • Plant Cool-Season Herbs
  • Fertilize Citrus Trees

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