Southwestern Deserts

February, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Lime Green Cauliflower

National News

There are few vegetables as majestic-looking and beautiful as the Romanesco cauliflower. This Italian heirloom hails from the coastal region between Rome and Naples. Romanesco cauliflower is noted...

Cold-Hardy Clumping Bamboos

Bamboos have become popular landscape plants for creating garden rooms, blocking unsightly views, or lending your garden an Asian feel. Bamboos are grouped as either running or clumping types....

Organic Strawberries Better for Fighting Cancer

Over the years we’ve reported about the various cancer-fighting compounds contained in many fresh fruits and vegetables. New research suggests that how the fruits and vegetables are grown may make...

New Biodegradable Seedling Pots

Many gardeners have used peat, coir, and other biodegradable pots to start their seedlings. The advantage of peat and coir pots over plastic is that the "pot and all" can be transplanted in...

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In the Garden


The Big Chill

My neighborhood has been hard hit by 2007's colder-than-average freezing temperatures. I hauled enough container plants indoors to turn my entryway into an atrium, much to the cat's delight and visitors' peril. Even so, a few containers that I thought...
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Shows & Events

14th Annual High-Desert Gardening & Landscaping Conference Diverse topics will include basic gardening information as well as rainwater harvesting,...

Favorite or New Plant

Emu Bush The bright red, tubular flowers of 'Valentine' emu bush ( Eremophila 'Valentine') seem to peak...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch the Rain
  • Don't Overwater
  • Plant Bare-Root Roses
  • Feed Containers
  • Weed Wildflowers

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