Southwestern Deserts

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Agastache 'Apache Sunset'

National News

Agastache or hyssop is an old-fashioned perennial plant that's gaining in popularity with the introduction of new varieties. Agastache is a versatile plant. It has attractive foliage and flower...

Ultra Grow Container Liner

One of the pitfalls of growing plants in containers is improper watering. Containers can dry out quickly or be overwatered by Mother Nature or overzealous gardeners. While underwatered containers...

Root Pruning Potbound Plants

Fall is a great time to buy trees and shrubs at your local nursery. Most gardeners have heard that if your tree or shrub is potbound (roots encircling the rootball), you should score or break up...

Award-Winning Hydrangea

Since 1978 the Gold Medal Plant Award Program at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized trees, shrubs, and woody vines of outstanding merit. These winners are relatively new plants...

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In the Garden


Quail on Parade

A family of Gambel's quail ( Callipepla gambelii ) have been cruising my neighborhood this summer. I usually spy them in my yard at least once daily from my window as I type. This reduces productivity as all work stops while my cat and I run from one...
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Shows & Events

Arizona Highlands Garden Conference Presented by Master Gardeners from Arizona's high elevation counties (Coconino, Yavapai, Navajo,...

Favorite or New Plant

Purple Prickly Pear Opuntia santa-rita is a native prickly pear well suited for demanding locations in full sun and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Herbs Carefully
  • Wash Dusty Plants
  • Check Roses
  • Plant Palms
  • Note Citrus Fruit Split

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