Southwestern Deserts

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Color for Late Summer-Blooming Lobelia

National News

Lobelia speciosa is a great late-summer blooming perennial that’s easy to maintain and brightly colored. The ‘Fan’ series is a new hybrid line that was created from a cross between Lobelia...

New Dwarf, Weeping Dawn Redwood

Dawn redwood is a fast-growing, feathery-leaved specimen tree that resembles the coastal redwoods of California but is deciduous and more widely adapted. This striking tree looks beautiful...

Eat Broccoli and Cauliflower for Prostate Health

We know that eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables is good for your health. In particular the crucifer vegetables -- broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and turnip greens --...

Kaolin Clay Can Increase Aphid Populations

Kaolin clay is an organic pesticide often sprayed on trees, vines, and vegetables to prevent many insects and diseases, such as aphids, mites, leafhoppers, leaf rollers, thrips, apple maggots,...

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In the Garden


Monsoon Miscellany

Monsoon rains, humidity, and winds trigger changes in the Southwestern landscape. Some, such as broken tree limbs and dusty foliage, benefit from the gardener's immediate attention. Other scenarios require nothing from us, except perhaps a bit of...
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Shows & Events

Tree Conference Forming a United Stewardship for the Environment (FUSE) is the theme of this year's Arizona...

Favorite or New Plant

Blue Yucca The blue coloration of Yucca rigida provides soothing shade in a desert landscape. This yucca's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Buy Wildflower Seeds
  • Reduce Irrigation if Rains are Adequate
  • Listen to Cicadas
  • Provide Clean Water Sources
  • Remove Weeds

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