Southwestern Deserts

February, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Container Clematis

National News

Container gardening continues to be a hot trend, and more perennial plants are being bred to grow well in these small spaces. One of the best new clematis to grow in containers is Clematis...

Organic Ketchup Protects Against Cancer

It's been well documented that the antioxidant lycopene found in tomato-based products, such as ketchup, helps protect us against cancers of the breast, pancreas, prostate, and intestines. Now...

Learn to Graft

If you're looking for a fun horticultural project to help pass the winter, consider learning about grafting. You can learn the techniques from the comfort of your home with this award-winning,...

Award-Winning Agastache

From the specialists in hummingbird mints (Agastache) comes a new award-winning variety that features foot-long spikes of rose-pink flowers, a raspberry red calyx, and sweetly scented foliage....

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In the Garden


Invasive Grasses Threaten Desert Plants

Southwestern deserts are admired worldwide for their unique plant species: saguaro, ocotillo, and compass barrel cacti, green-barked palo verde trees, and of course, spring wildflowers that carpet the desert floor with glorious color. However, when...
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Shows & Events

Real Gardens for Real People Tour The University of Arizona Maricopa County Master Gardeners open their gardens to share...

Web Finds

Arizona Native Plant Society The Arizona Native Plant Society Web site provides information about exotic and invasive...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Herbs
  • Care for Roses
  • View Wildflowers
  • Sow Basil
  • Deadhead Flowers

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