Southwestern Deserts

May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Dwarf, Variegated Weigela

National News

Weigela is a widely grown, adaptable, spring-flowering shrub. Its beautiful tube-shaped flowers come in a range of colors from white to red. However, after blooming, the shrub’s green foliage is...

A Safer Hedge Trimmer

For many gardeners, trimming the hedge is a time-consuming, physically strenuous, and potentially dangerous task. Now from England comes a new electric trimmer with a concealed blade and a...

Variegated Queen of the Meadow

Another common plant that has taken on a new look is queen of the meadow or Filipendula. This hardy perennial grows 4 feet tall, producing plumes of creamy white or pink flowers in midsummer. It’s...

Enter a Photo Contest

Are you an amateur photographer who loves taking photos of gardens, parks, and green spaces? Why not enter your photos in a contest that could result in your photo being featured in a 2007...

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In the Garden


Slowest Trowel in the Southwest

I claim the title of Slowest Gardener. This thought hovers in the back of my mind while situating a new plant or piece of garden art. I move it here, I move it there, I move it everywhere. And then I start the process all over again. I'm slow to pull...
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Nevada Tree Selection and Planting Although Urban Forestry Tree Planting Practices for Nevada is a two-page publication, it...

Clever Gardening Technique

Tie Palm Fronds Before transplanting palms with long fronds, such as date palms, carefully lift the fronds...
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Regional Reminders

  • Turn Compost Piles
  • Monitor Water Needs
  • Mark Bulb Locations
  • Move Containers
  • Clean Out Cool-Season Beds

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