Southwestern Deserts

December, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Flower Tower in Paris

National News

Integrating plants into building designs for aesthetic and environmental purposes has become very popular. For example, green roofs have become more common in Europe and North America as a way to...

New Red Climbing Rose for Cold Climates

Many gardeners have fond memories of arbors loaded with red ‘Blaze’ climbing roses, but for gardeners in colder climates the only way to grow vigorous climbers such as ‘Blaze’ is to pull the canes...

Night-Illuminated Thermometer

Here’s a last-minute holiday gift idea for a gardener in the family. Gardeners are always concerned about the temperature in the garden, especially when frost is threatening or winter night...

Curry May Help Stem Cognitive Decline

Yellow curry has been known to bring a little sweat to the brow and fire to the belly. Now it appears that it may help your brain function as you age, too. Researchers at the National University...

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In the Garden


Gifts from the Garden

The holidays are upon us, and for many this means a lot of hectic rushing around to find the "perfect" gift. Instead of joining those frazzled ranks, take time to enjoy your garden and share its bounty with the gardeners on your list. And for that...
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Shows & Events

Xeriscaping Learn how to create a beautiful garden and conserve water at an ongoing Tucson Botanical Garden...


Native Plant Uses Plants of the Sonoran Desert and Their Many Uses (Wells/Groen Publishing, 2006; $15) describes...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Christmas Trees
  • Maintain Flowering Holiday Plants
  • Protect Tender Plants From Frost
  • Thin Seedlings
  • Buy Tomato Seeds

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