Southwestern Deserts

November, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colored Bergenia

National News

Bergenia is a beautiful, low-growing perennial with dark green or burgundy evergreen leaves and vibrant pink flowers in spring. Now, there is a new selection that adds even more color to this...

Instant Weather Reporting

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the weather geek in the family? The Weather Direct Wireless Weather Station will delight any weather guru and will be of interest to all gardeners who are...

Grapes May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Eating grapes has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Now, it seems that grapes are useful for lowering blood pressure as well. Researchers at the University of Michigan...

Does Buying Local Foods Really Save Energy?

Buying locally produced foods is the trend for those of us interested in reducing our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment. The theory is that buying local foods reduces energy use...

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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. However, the basic concept of planting within microclimates may help you better understand choosing and siting plants wherever you live and garden. First,...
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Shows & Events

High Desert Gardening & Landscaping Conference Details are in process, but mark your calendar for the 16th Annual High Desert Gardening &...

Favorite or New Plant

Southeast Arizona Native Grass Mix Native Seeds/SEARCH offers a Southeast Arizona Native Grass Mix containing 14 species of grass...
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Regional Reminders

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

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