Southwestern Deserts

January, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New “Chocolate” Mimosa

National News

Foliage the color of chocolate is all the rage in the gardening world. From annuals and perennials to trees and shrubs, it seems like many plants have a selection that features dark burgundy or...

Growing Tropical Houseplants

Winter can be a rough time for gardeners. The lack of greenery and flowers drives many gardeners to try growing tropical houseplants as a way to assuage their desire for summer. Unfortunately, a...

Fiber May Not Protect Against Cancer

For years the medical establishment has recommended eating a high-fiber diet to make us healthier and help prevent cancer — especially colon cancer. New research from the Harvard School for Public...

New Award-Winning Vegetables

Ahh, it’s January -- time to leaf through the latest seed catalogs looking for the best new varieties. One way to decide what to grow this spring is to trust the professionals. For more than 70...

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In the Garden


Inspiration in the Garden

Where does your gardening inspiration come from? I'm gearing up to redo parts of my garden and luckily have been bombarded with ideas from all angles. Here are a few sources of inspiration for me: Other Gardeners : I used to put plants in any...
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Shows & Events

Running of the Gourds The 3rd Annual Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival features a juried gourd art competition in conjunction...


Gardening Ideas If you're looking for inspiration, this sumptuously photographed book will provide it. Author...
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Regional Reminders

  • Recycle Christmas Trees
  • Sow Veggie Seeds Indoors
  • Sharpen Pruning Tools
  • Plant Bare-Root Roses
  • Maintain Wildflower Plantings

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