Southwestern Deserts

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Echinacea

National News

Earlier this year we reported about new fragrant echinacea varieties -- ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Sunset’ -- that have recently been introduced to the public. The parade of new coneflower introductions...

Ivy of the Year

Topiaries are all the rage in the gardening world. Not only do they make great outdoor plants, many can be brought indoors in fall and enjoyed in winter under the proper lighting conditions. Each...

Vole Control Bait Station

With the onset of fall’s cool weather, animals are making plans to overwinter in your yard. Voles are one of the main rodents that love to hang around and feed. There are many species. Some will...

Apples for Better Health

The old adage “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away,” is gaining more validity as Cornell University researchers find more health benefits from eating fresh apples. Recent research suggests that...

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In the Garden


Bulb Combos

Pastel shades of yellow, pink, lavender, blue, and white provide a respite from the intensity of desert sun and heat. Bulb combinations are one way to create this soothing color scheme. Rain lilies, also known as fairy lilies ( Zephyranthes spp.),...
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Shows & Events

Fall Plant Sale Festival The Desert Botanical Garden plant sale gets bigger and better every year. It is "members-only" on...

Web Finds

Southern Nevada Botanical Sites University of Nevada Cooperative Extension provides an extensive and intriguing list of public...
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Regional Reminders

  • Buy Bulbs
  • Prepare Garden Beds
  • Prune and Fertilize Roses
  • Encourage Christmas Cacti to Bloom
  • Plant a Tree With Fall Color

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