Southwestern Deserts

March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Striking BiColored Cornflower

National News

Cornflower or mountain bluet ( Centaurea montana ) is one of the staples in the midsummer perennial garden. This widely adapted plant has silver-green foliage and produces spider-like blue...

New Flowering Pear Tree

The Bradford flowering pear ( Pyrus calleryana ) is a standard urban street tree and great small-space flowering tree in many areas of the country. However, Bradford pear has one main drawback....

An Easy Way to Measure Sunlight

“Plant the right plant in the right place” is one of the mantras of garden design. One of the factors that we use in deciding where to place a plant is how much sun a particular spot can provide....

New Veggie Garden Planner

Winter is the perfect time to plan out the vegetable garden. Designing a garden used to entail sitting at the kitchen table with seed catalogs, pieces of graph paper, and pencils and sketching out...

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In the Garden


Copy Nature's Fuss-Free Gardening

If you've been observing what happened to landscape plants after the low desert's unusually hard January freeze, you may have noticed that most overly pruned plants suffered more damage than plants that had been allowed to grow into their natural...
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Shows & Events

Tree Selection and Placement The selection and placement of trees is an important landscape decision. Award-winning landscape...

Clever Gardening Technique

Attract Birds with Nesting Materials Birds will soon be foraging for nesting materials. Provide a stack of goodies to encourage them...
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Regional Reminders

  • Improve Garden Soil
  • Finish Planting Bare-Root Roses and Fruit Trees
  • Monitor Plants' Water Use
  • Sow A Late Salad Crop
  • Harvest Citrus

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