Southwestern Deserts

July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Watermelons May Have Viagra-Like Effect

National News

Watermelons are favorite summer fruits that are loaded with antioxidants. Previous research touted watermelons as being high in lycopene, an antioxidant associated with heart, prostate, and skin...

New Dwarf Alamanda

Alamanda is a rambling, fragrant tropical vine that produces 3-inch-diameter yellow blossoms all summer. Most varieties of alamanda grow to 25 feet, so they are best grown on a pergola or trellis....

Versailles Gardens Go Green

The Gardens of Versailles are some of the most quintessential formal gardens in the world. Straight lines of ancient trees, well-trimmed hedges, and manicured lawns make up the bulk of these...

New Water-Saving Sprinkler System

With summer droughts hitting many areas and the price of water rising, many homeowners are looking for ways to save water. One of the biggest summer users of water is the automated lawn sprinkler...

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In the Garden


Cool Off in an Evening Garden

When desert summer sun blazes overhead, thermometers read 105+ degrees, and humid air seems thick enough to carve and stack like bricks, sitting in the garden becomes more endurance test than relaxing activity. Don't fight it. Instead, start planning an...
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Favorite or New Plant

Golden Dyssodia Perennial Dyssodia pentachaeta blooms like crazy from spring to fall, adding a bright splash of...

Clever Gardening Technique

How Much to Water Believe it or not, overwatering is the more likely cause of plant mortality than underwatering in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Your Sun Exposure
  • Replenish Mulch
  • Sow Sunflowers
  • Control Weeds
  • Eliminate Breeding Areas for Skeeters

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