Southwestern Deserts

November, 2000
Regional Report

In the Garden


Herbs in the Desert

I admit that I'm behind on some of my gardening. I love to sow seeds (especially of herbs) in early fall, because the soil temperature is warm enough for prompt germination but the weather isn't so hot that tender seedlings gasp and groan when they pop...
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Favorite or New Plant

Yellow Bells Yellow bells ( Tecoma stans var. angustata ) has stunning clumps of yellow trumpet-shaped flowers...


Gathering the Desert Gathering the Desert , by Gary Paul Nabhan (University of Arizona Press, 1997; $19), is a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Vegetable Gardens
  • Continue Transplanting
  • Reduce Watering Frequencies
  • Wildflower Seedling Maintenance
  • Overseed Winter Lawns

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