Southwestern Deserts

February, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Bird Watching

National News

It may be early for birds to start their spring migration, but it’s still a good time to check in with our feathered friends to see how they’re doing. During the 10th Annual Great Backyard Bird...

New Space-Saving Squash

Summer squash varieties come in many different shapes and colors, and some of the most unique are the patty pans. Often compared to flying saucers, these varieties combine the rich summer squash...

New Double-Flowered Hellebore

Dan Hinkley, formerly of Heronswood Nursery fame, has been breeding hellebores, also called Christmas roses, for years. His selections have expanded the color and form of hellebore flowers...

New/Old Garden Hoes

Many home gardeners are clever recyclers, and are adept at finding new ways to use an old product or tool in the garden. If you’re in this category, then you’ll appreciate the idea behind Rogue...

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In the Garden


Plant Perseverance

Every gardener I talked to this week continues to lament their loss of plants caused by January's exceptionally cold weather. Species and landscapes that had not experienced frost damage before took a hit this year. Flowering has been set back as aloe...
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Shows & Events

12th Water Conservation and Xeriscape Conference The Xeriscape Council of New Mexico is the sponsor of the upcoming 12th Water Conservation and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Pots on Wheels The thought of lugging heavy pots around may dissuade you from protecting them if frost is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Bare-Root Deciduous Fruit Trees
  • Selectively Prune Nonnative Deciduous Trees
  • Generate a Planting List
  • Clean Up Around Citrus Trees
  • Transplant Globe Artichokes

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