Southwestern Deserts

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Celebrate National Garden Month

National News

"Give A Garden -- Add Beauty to Life" is the theme of this year's National Garden Month, a celebration organized by the National Gardening Association, with the assistance of numerous...

Hellebores: Perennial Plant of the Year

The Lenten rose ( Helleborus x hybridus ) has been making quite a splash recently. There are many new varieties available, and more gardeners are discovering the delights of this early-blooming,...

Barberry Alternatives

Barberries are attractive landscape plants. Their thorns can repel deer and other animals, they spread quickly to create a protective hedge, they are widely adapted to poor soils, and they grow in...

Micro Eco-Farming

While a major back-to-the-land movement 30 years ago received a lot of press, author Barbara Berst-Adams contends another more quiet back-to-the-land movement has been happening on small acreages...

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In the Garden


Community Gardens Transform Lives

Community gardens fill a variety of needs. Some simply provide space for apartment dwellers to grow fresh vegetables and flowers. Anyone can rent a plot and be surrounded with the camaraderie and knowledge of plant lovers. (Be forewarned: there are...
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Shows & Events

Central Arizona Cactus & Succulent Society Show and Sale You'll find an amazing collection of unusual plants in a juried show, plus thousands of plants...

Web Finds

DesertUSA Wildflower Watch DesertUSA Wildflower Watch contains wildflower sightings for the Southwest, including Arizona,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Pulling Winter Weeds
  • Transplant Landscape Plants
  • Photograph Your Garden
  • Plant Basil
  • Fertilize Deciduous Fruit Trees

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