Southwestern Deserts

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Curly-Leaved Begonia

National News

Rex begonias are known for their large, highly textured, colorful leaves. This tropical, moisture-loving plant makes an excellent houseplant; outdoors, it’s commonly grown as an annual in all but...

New Targeted Herbicide Applicator

Removing weeds is not a fun chore. While there are many options for managing weeds in the lawn and landscape, some gardeners turn to an herbicide as a last resort for hard-to-kill weeds....

Royal Vegetable Garden

Not to be outdone by first lady Michelle Obama’s new vegetable garden at the White House, Queen Elizabeth II of England has, for the first time since World War II, had gardeners install a...

Salt-Stressed Broccoli More Nutritious?

Broccoli is a nutritious, cool-season crop and a popular ingredient in many recipes. It’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants (cancer-fighting compounds). Now researchers in Spain have found...

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In the Garden


Sweet Corn

Sweet corn fresh from the garden is one of life's delectable pleasures. However, modern hybrids require plenty of water, multiple fertilizer applications, and a watchful eye, especially if growing in the low desert. For some gardeners, that may require...
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Web Finds

Arizona Municipal Water Users Association Poolside Plants Poolside plants contend with extreme reflected heat and full sun. You also want plants that don't...

Shows & Events

Master Watershed Steward Course This ten-week course will cover Arizona's watershed issues and water resources. Modeled after...
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Regional Reminders

  • Replenish Mulch
  • Water Lawns Deeply
  • Reduce Fire Hazard
  • Don't Fret Half-Moons on Foliage
  • Protect Tomato Plants

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