Southwestern Deserts

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Houseplant With Pizzazz

National News

Many indoor houseplants lack the colorful foliage and flowers of the plants in our gardens. They may tolerate the lower light and humidity in the home but often they aren’t especially attractive....

Cozy Wrap for Compost

Composting is a great way to dispose of yard and kitchen waste without adding more volume to our landfills. In general, the warmer the pile, the faster the composting, so in many regions the cold...

Bulb Flowers For All Occasions

Bulb flowers, both cut and potted, are popular gifts for many occasions, including first dates and dinner parties. However, many people, especially men, don’t know what flowers to bring to these...

The Toughest Street Trees

Urban environments are tough on street trees. Between air pollution, lack of high-quality soil, vandalism, and pests and diseases, street trees have a tough time surviving. One of the leading...

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In the Garden


Pomegranates Thrive in the Desert

Pomegranate fruit arrives in grocery stores in fall. Its antioxidant cancer-fighting properties have been highlighted in the media lately, which may help explain the rather high expense. My local market was selling them for $2.50 each last week. Maybe...
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Shows & Events

Amazing Amphibians: Frogs on the Edge It's estimated that one-half of the world's amphibian species are in danger of extinction. A new...

Tool or Gardening Product

Cool Muds Just for a lark, I'm typing this while wearing my new gardening gloves; surely that demonstrates...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Up Mildewed Plants
  • Buy Tomato Seeds
  • Monitor Water Needs
  • Transplant Aloe Pups
  • Water Bulbs in Containers

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