Southwestern Deserts

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning, Fragrant Daylily

National News

For the last 13 years the All-American Daylily Selection Council has awarded unique and outstanding daylily varieties the prestigious "All-American Daylily" award. Their testing program helps...

Quieter, Lighter Reel Mower

Gas-powered reel mowers cut grass cleanly with a scissor action, but although they are still used by some golf course professionals, the home garden versions of these mowers were heavy, unwieldy,...

Gardeners Fight Global Warming

Gardeners are naturally concerned about the environment, and one of the major environmental concerns on gardeners’ minds is global warming. The issue seems so huge that people may feel paralyzed...

A Dwarf Joe-Pye Weed For Small Gardens

One of the best perennial plants for growing in moist soils is Joe-Pye weed ( Eupatorium purpureum ). However, this native can grow to 7 feet tall at maturity, taking up lots of space in your...

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In the Garden

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Swallowtail Caterpillar

After a recent windy afternoon with just enough rain sprinkles to make plants look dusty, I was preparing to hose off foliage on my young citrus transplant. Then I noticed that a couple of top leaves had been chewed. Peering closely, I spotted a...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Dwarf Citrus Try a dwarf citrus tree if space is limited. Dwarf citrus are usually grown on 'Flying Dragon'...

Clever Gardening Technique

Don't Apply Hot Water Water heats up dramatically in hoses left lying in the sun. Don't apply hot water directly on...
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Regional Reminders

  • Monitor Tomatoes
  • Enjoy Saguaro Blooms
  • Plant Warm-Season Flowers
  • Plant Warm-Season Vegetables
  • Check Irrigation Systems

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