Southwestern Deserts

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Japanese Sweet Corn

National News

Supersweet corn varieties created a revolution in the corn world when they were introduced because they allowed gardeners to harvest and keep sweet corn for weeks in the summer. However, some...

New Portable Label Maker

Keeping track of plants in the garden is always a challenge. Of course, the best way to know which perennial flower is growing where is to label them. But labeling each and every plant is...

Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles are considered the "lilacs of the South." They grow easily in hot climates, flowering in summer when few other trees are in bloom. However, gardeners with small yards have limited...

Disease-Tolerant Pumpkins

Pumpkins are a fun crop to grow, but for gardeners in areas with humid summers, such as in the Midwest and the eastern US, powdery mildew disease can reduce production. In 2005, researchers at the...

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In the Garden


Creating a Rock Garden

I was inspired by a recent stroll around the Desert Botanical Garden (DBG) in Phoenix to renovate my rock garden. Years ago I had piled native soil dug from other planting areas to build up a small, three-tiered rock garden in a corner next to the...
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Shows & Events

Xeriscape Contest Are you proud of your landscape? Well, maybe you should enter it in this Xeriscape Contest...

Clever Gardening Technique

Memory Enhancer Can't remember when to plant the different types of vegetables in the low desert? It matters,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Enjoy Your Wildflowers
  • Check Bulb Plantings
  • Dig Planting Holes
  • Transplant Landscape Plants
  • Harvest Citrus

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