Southwestern Deserts

March, 2008
Regional Report

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Stunning Multicolored Clematis

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Clematis are perennial climbing vines grown for their flowers that range in color from deep purples, blues, and pinks, to white. A new variety called 'Tie Dye' adds an interesting twist, with...

Updated Garden Primer

Back in the 1980s, Barbara Damrosch’s book, The Garden Primer , was considered one of the bibles of general gardening. It was chock full of information on growing everything imaginable --...

New Golden Grape Tomato

Grape tomatoes have become very popular in grocery stores and farmers’ markets. They resemble cherry tomatoes but are more elongated, less watery, and thicker skinned. While most grape tomato...

Human Hair Disks for Containers

First, there were smart pots, now there are smart mats. SmartGrow mats are woven disks made from human hair that can enhance growth of plants. They’re completely biodegradable, and as they...

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In the Garden



This winter's consistent rains are producing a bumper crop of weeds. I haven't been hard hit by weeds at home yet, but I'm guilty of waiting too long to control them in the bulb and flower garden at the Maricopa County Cooperative Extension...
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Web Finds

Weeds Learn to differentiate weed seedlings from desirable plants when they are small so they can be...

Clever Gardening Technique

Time Your Weeding Sessions Weed the day after rainfall or a scheduled irrigation. Weeds are much easier to pull when soil is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Tomatoes
  • Trim Frost Damage
  • Transplant Artichokes
  • Fertilize Roses
  • Prepare Vegetable and Flower Beds

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