Southwestern Deserts

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Iowa County Mandates Purchase of Locally Grown Organic Foods

National News

While many people agree that eating locally grown organic produce is a good idea, one county has put its money where its mouth is. Organic food producers in the Midwest got a big boost recently...

New 3-in-1 Blueberry

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow. The bushes are small and attractive, and given the right soil conditions they can yield a pail full of delicious berries. If you have room for...

Hardy Tree Rose

Tree or “standard” roses make lovely focal points in the landscape, and they lend a formal touch when grown on either side of a doorway or along walkways. While great strides have been made in...

Iris Pot Covers

Container gardening is hot, and the use of decorative pots is even hotter. In some cases, the pots have become even more important than the plants inside them. One growing trend is matching the...

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In the Garden


Cool-Season Flowers

Cool-season herbs and vegetables, such as dill, broccoli, and mustard greens, have already started to send up flower stalks. Some folks rip the plants out immediately and replace them with something else, but I let nature take its course and watch them...
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Shows & Events

Real Gardens for Real People Take a self-guided tour and enjoy five landscapes designed and maintained by University of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Feed the Birds (With Insects) Don't spray pesticides. Allow birds to provide pest control for you. For many bird species,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Holiday Amaryllis
  • Fertilize Containers
  • Make Plant Lists
  • Transplant Tomatoes
  • Prune Non-Native Plants

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