Southwestern Deserts

October, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Thornless Lime Tree for Containers

National News

Dwarf citrus trees make great container plants because they are adaptable to both indoor and outdoor conditions and produce fruit while taking up very little space. In warm climates (USDA zones...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Up Dropped Fruits

There are many tools for raking and removing leaves that drop on our lawns and gardens, but when it comes to picking up fallen nuts and fruits, most of us resort to picking them up by hand or...

Fruits and Vegetables Are Bigger But Not Better

Large strawberries, huge watermelons, bigger tomatoes -- it seems we have a fascination with large fruits and vegetables. However, in the quest to grow larger and higher-yielding produce, we may...

Perennial Vegetables That Keep on Giving

While perennial flowers have been popular for many years, little attention has been paid to perennial vegetables. Most gardeners think of vegetables as annual crops. In his new book, Perennial...

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In the Garden


Psychedelic Coleus

Crazy color combos with descriptive or engaging names have burgeoned in the coleus hybridizing world in recent years. Grown for their foliage, these tropical plants appear in various shades of red, rose, burgundy, deep purple, green, chartreuse, orange,...
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Shows & Events

Plant Sale Yuma, Arizona, garden clubs offer early holiday shopping opportunities at a Community Bazaar. The...

Web Finds

Rosy Dawn Gardens Enjoy the amazing color variations available by scrolling the coleus photos at this Rosy Dawn...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Bulbs
  • Sow Wildflowers
  • Fill a Container with Cool-Season Flowers
  • Tidy Up Herbs
  • Divide or Transplant Perennials

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