Southwestern Deserts

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Garden Participation at All-Time High

National News

During unsettled times, people return to the garden. That adage appears to be true, according to the annual National Gardening Survey, conducted by NGA. In 2005, U.S. household participation in...

Redbuds for Small Gardens

Dwarf and weeping ornamental trees are hot. With yard sizes of new homes getting smaller, homeowners are looking for attractive trees that will fit in small spaces. Breeders have responded by...

Taking the Ouch Out of Moving Large Pots

It seems everyone has a container garden on the deck or patio these days, and gardeners are growing everything from flowers to vegetables to trees and shrubs in containers. While containers are...

Wall Container Gardens

Containers are available in more shapes and sizes than ever before, but they can take up a lot of floor space on your deck or patio. Now there is a Wall Garden that attaches to a wall to create a...

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In the Garden

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How Low Can You Grow?

A board member from my neighborhood homeowner's association mentioned there was a plan for gradual plant replacement. I replied that we should be replacing oversized plants with species whose mature size would fit the space. This is standard operating...
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Resources

Web Finds

Arizona Municipal Water Users Association The Arizona Municipal Water Users Association publishes free publications on low-water-use...

Favorite or New Plant

Globe Mallow Globe mallow ( Sphaeralcea ambigua ) is an incredibly tough Sonoran desert native that survives...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Wildflowers
  • Finish Transplanting Landscape Plants
  • Feed Citrus
  • Water Containers Effectively
  • Water Tomatoes and Peppers

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