Southwestern Deserts

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hybrid Rudbeckia

National News

Rudbeckias, also known as black-eyed Susans, are great for brightening up gardens with their yellow blooms. In recent years breeders have developed several new varieties of both annual and...

Produce More Raspberries in Cool Climates

It’s raspberry season in many parts of the country. If you love red raspberries and want to get an even bigger crop, consider using a technique developed by researchers in Norway. They grew two...

Return of American Chestnut Can Help Reduce Global Warming

American chestnuts ( Castanea dentate ) were prized trees in North American forests until blight wiped them out in the last century. Researchers have been trying to breed a disease-resistant...

Revised Book on Deer-Proof Gardens

Deer are capable of decimating a garden overnight and are the bane of many gardeners’ existence. There are countless books, articles, Web sites, and products available to help control this pest....

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In the Garden

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How Desert Plants Survive

When the thermometer shows triple digits for months on end, it's hard to imagine how plants can survive, let alone thrive in our conditions. Desert plants have evolved with ingenious adaptations to reduce moisture loss while standing tall in blazing sun...
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Resources

Clever Gardening Technique

Share the Produce Don't let your hard-earned efforts go to waste! Take a cue from Albuquerque gardeners who put...

Shows & Events

SHADE conference The fifth Southwest Horticulture Annual Day of Education (SHADE) conference will be held on...
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Weeds
  • Note Your Sun Exposure
  • Sow Sunflower Seeds
  • Eliminate Breeding Areas for Mosquitoes
  • Fertilizing Roses in Summer

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