Southwestern Deserts

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Cloudy Apple Juice More Nutritious

National News

Next time you reach for a bottle of apple juice on the grocery shelves, look for the variety with a cloudy mixture. According to researchers at the Agricultural University of Wroclaw, Poland,...

Unusual Torch Lily

The red hot poker or torch lily ( Kniphofia ) is a South African native perennial known for its dramatic midsummer-blooming, 5-foot-tall yellow or red flower spikes that emerge from the evergreen...

Renewable Peat Moss Substitute

Peat moss is one of the most widely used soil amendments in home gardens. Although peat moss is still abundant in Canada where the bulk of it is produced, there have been concerns about the...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Mowers

One way of extending the life of your lawn mower deck is to clean out the dead grass that accumulates underneath after each mowing. Using a screwdriver or putty knife to clean out the grass can...

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In the Garden

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Prepare Desert Soil for Veggie Gardens

It may be difficult to fathom, with temperatures remaining well over the 100-degree mark, but cool-season vegetable planting is right around the corner. In fact, some cool-season veggies can be sown now if you're feeling industrious, although careful...
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Resources

Shows & Events

The Smell of Love: Moths, Bats & Nocturnal Blooms Dr. Steve Buchmann, associate professor of entomology at the University of Arizona, and...

Web Finds

Native Seeds/SEARCH The nonprofit Native Seeds/SEARCH is an organization with the goal to "preserve the crops...
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Regional Reminders

  • Conserve Water on Lawns
  • Trim Roses
  • Prune Storm-Damaged Trees
  • Plant Palms
  • Feed Citrus

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