Southwestern Deserts

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Scented Tuberous Begonia

National News

Tuberous begonias are gorgeous, shade-loving flowers that produce large bouquets of single or double blooms in colors ranging from white to deep red. However, for as beautiful as they look, these...

Honeybees as Plant Bodyguards

Most gardeners know the advantages of honeybees visiting the garden. Bees play a critical role in the pollination of many fruits and vegetables. New research from Germany shows that honeybees can...

New Colorful False Indigo

Baptisia, or false indigo, is a popular spring-flowering, bushy perennial that grows 2 to 7 feet tall and wide depending on the species. There are white-, purple-, and yellow-flowered types...

Low Stress Wheeled Snow Shovel

Snow and cold is engulfing much of the country this year. While it’s great to hire someone to plow your driveway and walkways, for “do-it-yourselvers” shoveling snow actually can be a good form of...

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In the Garden


Green Garden Resolutions

A New Year brings fresh resolve to practice a more healthy lifestyle, not only for ourselves and family members, but for the wider community. Consider incorporating one or more of these earth-friendly ideas into your gardening routine. Reduce Green...
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Shows & Events

Sixth Arizona Botany Meeting This event will be hosted by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM), the Desert Botanical...


Gardening for Birds Desert Bird Gardening is a handy booklet listing native plants that provide food or shelter for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Organize and Clean Containers
  • Transplant Wildflower Seedlings
  • Prepare Soil
  • Follow the Sun
  • Plant Bare-root Roses and Fruit Trees

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