Southwestern Deserts

April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Snowberries

National News

Snowberries are little-used landscape shrubs, but that may change soon. A new line of snowberries from the Netherlands is being introduced that will expand home gardeners’ options for growing...

Plant Your Perennials High

Recent research from Cornell University’s Flower Bulb Research Program has shown that planting perennial flowers higher in the soil may result in better growth and survival. “High” planting...

Italian Schools Go Organic

Italians are known for their pride in preparing and serving high-quality food. Now they have become pioneers in instituting the use of organic foods in schools across the country. Since 2000 the...

Schools Grow Butterflies and Birds

School gardening is becoming more popular as teachers and parents realize the benefits to learning that this hands-on education offers. Now major corporations are getting involved. The Hilton...

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In the Garden


Container Gardens

Container gardening is all the rage these days as both available gardening space and free time seem to be shrinking. No matter how busy you are or how limited your yard, a beautiful container situated near the front door or back patio will bring...
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Tabletop Gardens There's no excuse for the ubiquitous pothos in a plastic pot anymore! The beautifully...

Clever Gardening Technique

Plugging Drainage Holes Save old window screen mesh to use in containers. Cut a square to cover the drainage hole in the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Containers Efficiently
  • Fertilize Containers
  • Reroute Vigorous Vines
  • Water Wildflowers
  • Finish Transplanting Landscape Plants

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