Southwestern Deserts

May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual Butterfly Geranium

National News

Geraniums (Pelargoniums) are classic summer annuals that grace window boxes, containers, and gardens across the country. While most gardeners are familiar with the Martha Washington and zonal...

Japanese Beetles Thrive With Global Warming

Global warming is affecting plants, animals, and insects in ways we are just starting to understand. Unfortunately, not all species will be affected equally, and some of the worst pests of garden...

Prevent Dog Spots on Your Lawn

Man’s best friend can be one of the lawn’s worst enemies. Dead areas on lawns from dogs "doing their business" are a common sight in urban and suburban areas with little green space. While the...

Eat Veggies to Build Muscles

Most people think protein is essential to building and maintaining muscles. While protein is a key ingredient, it turns out that vegetables and fruits are just as important. It’s the high level of...

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In the Garden

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Funky Little Vines

Most vines for low-desert landscapes need to be tough characters, full of pomp and swagger as they cover stucco walls and ramadas through the endless summer. And we want them to look good while they're at it, providing vivid color for us to enjoy with...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Prescott Garden Tour Gather fresh ideas for your high-desert landscape, or simply escape the low-desert heat for a...

Web Finds

Centennial Museum & Chihuahuan Desert Gardens One of four distinct desert regions in North America, the Chihuahuan Desert supports hundreds of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Examine Tree Structure
  • Layer Mulch
  • Check Irrigation Systems
  • Plant Canna Bulbs
  • Prepare Shade Structures

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