Southwestern Deserts

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Orchids for Dummies

National News

Orchids are one of the hottest plants in the United States. They are second only to poinsettias as the most popular potted plant, and they are becoming more widely available. You can find orchids...

Colorful Asparagus Beans

Asparagus beans are the oriental version of our popular pole bean. They love warm weather, growing vigorously and producing an abundance of long, thin, crunchy beans with small seeds. They are...

Eat My Car

Toyota Motor Corporation is developing new plastic products made from natural materials to be used in building their cars. Bioplastics are biodegradable, their production doesn’t increase the...

Best Lamium for Shade

The Chicago Botanic Garden has evaluated 21 different dead nettles ( Lamium ) over the past six years to determine the best varieties in their USDA zone 5 climate. Lamium is a colorful shade or...

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In the Garden


Vegetable Gardens in Transition

There's plenty to do in the vegetable garden right now. It seems that when cool-season vegetable beds start to really look full and fabulous, they decide to play tricks on the gardener and go to flower, or bolt! And yet the warm-season garden isn't...
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Shows & Events

Spring in Bloom The 10th Annual Valley of the Sun Gardeners Garden Tour showcases nine private gardens around the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Mingle Vegetables and Flowers When planting vegetables, intersperse flowering plants to attract pollinators. Often, a lack of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Out and About!
  • Leave Spider Webs Intact
  • Houseplant Care
  • Mulch Bulb Beds
  • Fertilize Roses

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