Southwestern Deserts

November, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Gold-Leafed Clematis

National News

European alpine clematis ( Clematis alpina ) features twining foliage that can reach up to 6 feet tall and nodding, bell-shaped flowers. Now there’s a new selection from Holland that boasts...

Propane Powered Grass Trimmer

Many power equipment manufacturers are adapting their products to environmental regulations by making them more fuel efficient and cleaner burning. There is also an increase in the use of...

Chill Plants to Stop Mealybugs

Mealybugs are common garden and houseplant pests. These cottony white bugs attach themselves to leaves and stems and suck plant juices. Their damage can cause leaves to drop and the sticky...

New Use for Dandelions

Gardeners are very familiar with the common dandelion. Many homeowners spend lots of money and time trying to eradicate this weed from their lawns. However, the lowly dandelion may play a role in...

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In the Garden


Holiday Gifts from the Gardener

It's your choice: Sharpen your elbows in preparation for wading through competitive shoppers hunting bargains on Black Friday, or relax in your garden, potting shed, or favorite nursery while concocting homegrown gifts for folks on your list. Assuming...
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Shows & Events

Illustrating Butterflies of the Desert Southwest Geared to beginning to intermediate students, instructor Jennie Rambo will teach how to capture...

Clever Gardening Technique

Thrift Store Finds for the Garden With the economic melt-down, practicing thriftiness is back in vogue. Prowl thrift stores for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Maintain Moisture in Garden Soil
  • Save Carbon
  • Continue Transplanting Natives
  • Monitor Forecasts
  • Fertilize Vegetables

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