Southwestern Deserts

March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Win a School Garden During National Garden Month

National News

April is National Garden Month, and for the fifth year in a row, National Gardening Association is asking every gardener to participate in and celebrate gardening during this month. We’re...

Unusual Pure White Zinnia

Zinnias are versatile, easy-to-grow annual flowers that can be planted in annual gardens, perennial gardens, and containers. Many of the large-flowered, dahlia-type zinnias also make excellent cut...

Award-Winning Dwarf River Birch

Each year the Cary Award is given to trees and shrubs with outstanding characteristics that are not widely grown in home landscapes. Although the award is for plants adapted to New England, many...

Fencing Out Slugs

Slugs are the bane of many a gardener's existence. There are many devices available to control slugs, from beer traps to toxic baits. Now there’s a new product that uses the most basic barrier...

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In the Garden


Compost and Global Warming

It seems everywhere one turns these days, there's discussion of global warming and what to do about it. Even the Oscars telecast showcased the concept, and former Vice President Al Gore's documentary, An Inconvenient Truth , received the coveted gold...
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Shows & Events

Parade of Ponds Here's the perfect opportunity to gather ideas for adding a naturalistic water feature to your...


Global Warming University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension Urban Hort Department is always considering ways to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Smell the Blossoms
  • Transplant Tomatoes
  • Continue Trimming Frost-Damaged Plants
  • Continue Transplanting in the Landscape
  • Let Bulbs Die Back

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