Southwestern Deserts

December, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Investing in Your Landscape Pays Off

National News

Money does grow on trees, according to a new study from Michigan State University. Researchers conducted an experiment to determine the landscape components home buyers valued the most, and how...

A New Walkway De-Icer That’s Safe for Plants

Winter is upon us. If you live in an area with frequent snow and ice storms, you know it’s a chore to keep the drive and walkways cleared and safe. One of the products often used is a commercial...

A Unique Gift for Gardeners: Personal UV Monitor

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the outdoorsy member of the family? How about his or her own personal UV monitor? With increased concern about the amount and intensity of skin exposure to...

New ‘Blushing Bride’ Hydrangea

Gardeners from the north to the south have enjoyed the beautiful ‘Endless Summer®’ hydrangea since its release two years ago. This mophead hydrangea ( Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer Endless...

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In the Garden


Holiday Plantings

I started rounding up my holiday plants in November. No last-minute trips to the nursery for me this year. I love to fill the house with the color and fragrance of flowering plants. Paper whites are my favorite holiday plant indulgence. The bulbs are...
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Web Finds

Native Plant Society of New Mexico If you want to connect with others who value native plants, visit the Native Plant Society of...

Favorite or New Plant

Ironwood tree Native to the Sonoran Desert, this majestic gray-barked tree ( Olneya tesota ) is extremely...
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Regional Reminders

  • Taste Citrus
  • Feed the Birds
  • Buy Live Christmas Trees
  • Water Winter Lawns
  • Pull Winter Weeds

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