Southwestern Deserts

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gold Medal Flowers for 2007

National News

The European ornamental horticulture industry trade group, Fleuroselect, has been trialing and highlighting stellar annual and perennial flower varieties for 26 years. The flowers are grown in 30...

Beer Bait for Cockroaches

It’s late summer and your house is loaded with fresh vegetables and flowers from your garden. While you try to keep up with the abundance of produce flowing into your home, other unwanted guests,...

Tracking Droughts

Every year many gardeners across the country suffer through drought, and this year parts of the upper Midwest, mid-Atlantic region, and Texas have been especially dry. Now there is a Web site that...

New Ergonomic Hand Tools

There are many types of ergonomic tools on the market, however some are just regular hand tools with extra padding or support. Though they provide more comfort, they don’t give all the benefits of...

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In the Garden


Tree Planting Mistakes

Lots of trees blew over during the Southwest's fierce summer monsoons last month. In some cases, a microburst was just too strong for whatever was in its path, and there's not much we gardeners can do about that. A microburst is caused by intense...
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Shows & Events

Orchid Festival The Yucca Valley Sunset Rotary Club hosts the 11th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival to be...

Clever Gardening Technique

Use a Soil Probe Watering deeply through any plant's root zone is the best thing you can do to grow a healthy...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plan for Fall Planting
  • Rake Leaves and Seedpods
  • Fertilize Citrus
  • Maintain Roses
  • Order Bulbs

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