Southwestern Deserts

April, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Shasta Daisies Offer Something Old and Something New

National News

Shasta daisies are perennial garden favorites because of their large, pure white flowers and easy-care growth habit. Now a rediscovered old variety and a recently bred new one add unique flower...

Dirt, the Natural Antidepressant

Gardeners know that playing in the soil is good for lifting the spirits, and now it seems there’s a biological reason for it. Researchers from Bristol University and University College London...

Enticing Yellow Shrub Roses

Yellow is a coveted color in roses, especially in shrub roses, with their carefree growth habit and ever-blooming nature. Now gardeners have two new choices from a series of roses called Easy...

Blast Bugs Away

Knocking pests like aphids, white flies, mealybugs, and spider mites off plant leaves with sprays of water is a widely used pest control technique. However, the effectiveness of using blasts of...

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In the Garden

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Bunny Buffet

So many people have been asking about rabbit-proof plants lately that I decided to try a little experiment. My original plan was to surround some new transplants with chicken wire until they got established, but I decided to leave the "subjects" at the...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Mother's Day Buffet Here's a great idea for a Mother's Day celebration for plant-loving moms: The Tucson Botanical...

Favorite or New Plant

Feather Bush Tree Feather bush tree ( Lysiloma microphylla v. thornberi ) is an Arizona native tree or large...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch Tomatoes
  • Monitor Plants' Water Needs
  • Enjoy Cactus Flowers
  • Prune Frost Damage
  • Plant Citrus Trees

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