Southwestern Deserts

March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Regifting Flower Bouquets

National News

Bouquets of cut flowers are a sign of love and affection and are a sure way to make someone smile. Every year thousands of cut flowers decorate special events like weddings, banquets, and...

Miniature Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia davidii ) are the darlings of the midsummer perennial border. Their flowers form on new growth and become more numerous as the summer goes on. It’s a great delight to...

Community-Based Weather Reporting

Gardeners are keenly interested in the weather, and for good reason. Floods, droughts, hail, and snowstorms can spell disaster for many plants. While weather forecasting has become more...

All About Green Roofs

Green roofs are becoming more popular in cities across the country. Many municipalities see growing plants on roofs as a way to reduce water runoff, summer air temperature, and pollution. Until...

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In the Garden

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Spring Cleaning

There seems to be a small window of opportunity to spruce up scraggly plants before rampant spring growth begins. I've had my eye on frost-damaged lantana and a sprawling trumpet vine, waiting for the first signs of new growth before trimming. I wait...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Tucson Garden Tour Tucson Botanical Gardens is holding their 22nd annual home garden tour, showcasing five gardens,...

Favorite or New Plant

Artemisia 'Powis Castle' There are many species of artemisia, commonly called wormwood and sagebrush, featuring silvery...
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Regional Reminders

  • Adjust Irrigation Timers
  • Transplant Tomatoes
  • Leave Cool-Season Veggies
  • Plant Colorful Flowers and Foliage
  • Trim Cat's Claw Vine

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