Southwestern Deserts

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Multicolored Bee Balm

National News

Bee balm ( Monarda didyma ) is known as a widely adapted perennial flower that features red, white, or lavender flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds love. A new selection from England adds a...

Incredible New Hydrangea

From the world of plant blogs comes word of a new, improved version of the popular ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea. ‘Annabelle’ is a midsummer-blooming Hydrangea arborescens selection that blooms on new...

New Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

Come fall, many gardeners restock the bird feeders to attract a variety of feathered friends to their yards for winter. One of the worst problems with many bird feeders is squirrels stealing the...

Earthworms Spread Weed Seed

Giant ragweed ( Ambrosia trifida ) is one of the main contributors to the hay fever that causes distress to millions of gardeners this time of year. While giant ragweed is quite capable of...

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In the Garden


Using Microclimates in the Landscape

This is the third and final report on choosing plants for Chiricahua Mountains area landscapes. The basic concept of planting within microclimates may help you better understand choosing and siting plants wherever you live and garden. First, figure...
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Shows & Events

High Desert Gardening & Landscaping Conference Mark your calendar to attend the 16th annual conference on February 12 & 13 in Sierra Vista,...

Favorite or New Plant

Southeast Arizona Native Grass Mix Native Seeds/SEARCH offers this seed mix containing 14 species of grass native to southeastern...
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Regional Reminders

  • Reduce Watering
  • Plant Bulbs
  • Transplant Perennials
  • Plant an Edible Flower Bed
  • Add Some Pungeancy

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