Southwestern Deserts

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exotic Species Tulips

National News

Tulips are treasured flowers, yet the bulbs have a reputation for becoming less vigorous every year and hard to naturalize. For those looking for a more carefree tulip, the species or botanical...

Design Your Own Virtual Deck

Decks are popular features on more than a third of U.S. homes. They provide a place to relax, cook, entertain, and grow plants. If you're considering adding a deck, a new software program can help...

Relocate Spiders Without Harm

Gardeners know spiders are good for the garden. That knowledge doesn’t assuage some people’s fear of spiders, however, especially when they manage to enter the house. For those who want to be kind...

Global Warming May Decrease Plant Yields

Much attention has been given to the possible ways plants will respond to the warming of global temperatures. Many scientists believe that plant growth will increase. New research from the...

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In the Garden


Plants with Unusual Features

Emboldened by the slight drop in temperatures that we've been enjoying recently, I went for a long march around the neighborhood. I was struck by the monotony of most front yards and community plantings. I wonder why we limit ourselves to so few...
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Shows & Events

Fall Plant Sale Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, Arizona, offers thousands of well-adapted, low-water-use...

Web Finds

Composting With Worms All you ever wanted to know about using composting worms to recycle kitchen scraps and produce...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make a Plant List
  • Prepare Garden Beds
  • Encourage Christmas Cacti to Bloom
  • Add Leaves to the Compost Pile
  • Feed Houseplants

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