Southwestern Deserts

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Colorful Japanese Forest Grass

National News

Japanese forest grass ( Hakonechloa macra ) is an attractive, clumping ornamental grass that looks stunning planted as a ground cover along a walkway or on a bank. The leaves are usually a bright...

New Continuous Input Composter

With the bevy of fallen leaves, grass clippings, and old flower and vegetable plants, fall is a great time to compost yard waste. While there are many home compost units on the market, here is a...

Award-Winning Japanese Hornbeam

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines with a special gold medal award. The plants are evaluated for performance, pest and...

Sky Farming of the Future

Small-space gardeners with only a deck and patio have been told for years to utilize the vertical space above beds and planters for growing more plants. Now Dickson Despommier, professor of...

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In the Garden


Raise It Up

I love the earthy smell released when plunging a trowel into garden soil. No longer blessed with childhood's nimble knees, I prefer that rich scent to be closer to my nose without a lot of bending and stooping. Raised beds are the answer! How High...
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Shows & Events

Picking a Winning Rose Have you ever wondered what makes one rose a winner over another when they all look so gorgeous?...

Tool or Gardening Product

Diggit Garden Tool This hand tool has a long, narrow blade good for digging deep holes to plant bulbs or tackling...
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Regional Reminders

  • Overseed Bermuda Grass
  • Visit Nurseries for Colorful Fall Plants
  • Continue Planting Cool-Season Veggies
  • Force Paper Whites for Holiday Displays
  • Add Colorful Perennials

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