Southwestern Deserts

October, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red-Stemmed Willow Adds Beauty to the Winter Garden

National News

It's often difficult to find color in the winter garden, especially in northern climates. One of the best ways to introduce color during this dark season is to grow trees and shrubs with brightly...

Calcium Fertilizer Helps Trees Survive Winter

With winter around the corner, many gardeners will be preparing their landscape plants for the coming cold temperatures. With an estimated 1 million urban trees worldwide dying each year from...

Practical Science for Gardeners

Fall and winter are great times of year to "bone up" on your garden reading. In addition to the books on designing your garden and growing specialty plants, pick up this new book by English author...

Appreciation for Nature Begins in Childhood

Many gardeners can trace their love of plants and nature back to childhood memories of gardening with relatives or friends. New research from Washington State University confirms what many...

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In the Garden


Dried Arrangements

When I was a kid growing up in the Midwest, autumn's cool weather meant poking around in the pumpkin vines to claim the best one for a jack-o'-lantern and collecting dried cattails, sumac, and colored leaves to make exuberant (not necessarily...
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Shows & Events

Third Annual Horticultural Therapy Conference The Cultivating Awareness Conference on Saturday, November 5, is open to anyone interested in...

Clever Gardening Technique

Seedling ID When wildflower seeds germinate, it can be difficult to distinguish them from weed seedlings if...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Herbs
  • Prepare Bermuda Lawns for Winter
  • Sow Wildflower Seeds
  • Continue Transplanting
  • Rejuvenate Compost Piles

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