Southwestern Deserts

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

An Apple a Day Helps Memory

National News

The old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" can now be amended to include keeping your memory sharp as you age. Research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell suggests that drinking 2...

New Colorful, Heat-Tolerant Plants

The heat is on this summer, and many gardeners are wondering which flower varieties will perform the best during these hot, sultry days. To help gardeners decide, researchers at the University of...

A More Efficient Way To Water

Many gardeners keep their lawns looking green and lush by putting their sprinkler irrigation systems on a timer to automatically provide adequate water for their grass. While automatic systems are...

Unique Hanging Planters

It’s not too late to plant container gardens, especially if you’re growing in hanging containers such as the handy Plug & Grow bags. Designed to hang from a ceiling, deck, or porch, each...

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In the Garden


Wildlife Bonanza

This spring and early summer my yard has provided an abundance of wildlife viewing, and I can watch from the comfort of an indoor armchair now that temperatures are in the triple digits. I've enjoyed two mourning dove nests (one in the fairy duster and...
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Shows & Events

New Mexico Native Plant Society Annual Meeting One Desert, Two Countries, Three States: Plants of the Northern Chihuahuan Desert is the theme...

Clever Gardening Technique

Don't Shear Away Color Don't shear Texas sage ( Leucophyllum sp.) into cubes and balls. This native shrub bursts into...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Palm Trees
  • Monitor Citrus Water Needs
  • Sow Sunflower Seeds
  • Solarize Soil
  • Aerate Bermuda Lawns

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