Southwestern Deserts

September, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

First Zero Turn Electric Riding Mower

National News

With the interest in reducing pollution and lowering our carbon foot prints, electric mowers have been gaining in popularity. Electric mowers emit less pollution, are quieter, and, with new...

New Web Site for Gardeners with Physical Limitations

Gardeners with physical limitations often have to struggle to construct gardens they can easily tend. While there are many Web sites with information to help these gardeners, this new site brings...

World’s Favorite Rose Award

Roses are not just the most popular flower in the U.S., they are the most popular flower in the world. The World Federation of Rose Societies is a group of rose societies from 41 different...

Beet Juice Increases Stamina

Interested is having longer, less tiring workouts, being able to hike further, and generally have more stamina? Drink beet juice. Researchers at the University of Exeter in England studied 8 men...

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In the Garden


Cool Off (or Warm Up) With Trees

Summer in the low desert is not a good time for digging a tree planting hole, in my opinion. It is better to lay low with a glass of lemonade and maybe a tiny hand-held fan if you can't find anyone willing to wave a palm frond over you. But summer is a...
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Shows & Events

Hummingbird Monitors Needed Arizona State Parks, Audubon Arizona, and the Hummingbird Monitoring Network are teaming up to...

Favorite or New Plant

Chinese Pistache If you have sufficient space, consider deciduous Pistacia chinensis for your landscape. This...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Fall Gardens
  • Prune and Feed Roses
  • Feed Citrus
  • Fertilize Landscape Plants
  • Chill Bulbs

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