Southwestern Deserts

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual, Fragrant Trillium More Widely Available

National News

Trilliums are beautiful native wildflowers that adorn deciduous forest floors in spring. While most people are familiar with the traditional white-flowering trillium ( Trillium grandiflorum ),...

New, Long-Lived, Decomposable Containers

Landscapers and gardeners use tons of plastic pots each year. Although long lasting and good for growing plants, they take a lot of fossil fuels to make and eventually end up in the landfill. Now...

Environmentally Friendly Engine Oil

There is a plethora of new "green" technologies available to help homeowners live a more environmentally friendly existence. One of the biggest polluters in the yard is the gas-powered mower. If...

Vegetable Gardening on the Rise

Gardening trends are often affected by the economy, and an increase in vegetable and edible gardening historically coincides with a downturn in the economy and increasing prices. Two survey...

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In the Garden


Irrigation Valves

I'd hazard a guess that for most gardeners, irrigation systems are not the most exciting element in their landscape. I can toss off a couple dozen things I'd rather do than tinker with leaky valves or crack my wallet open for replacements. It was easy...
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Shows & Events

Santa Fe Botanical Garden 2008 Tours Obtain creative ideas for your high-desert landscape during these two self-guided tours of New...

Clever Gardening Technique

Tricks to Fine-Tune Irrigation If your system lacks sufficient valves for plant material with different water requirements, and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Adjust Irrigation Controllers
  • Train Vines
  • Protect New Transplants
  • Sow Veggies
  • Transplant Basil

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