Southwestern Deserts

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Award-Winning Snapdragon

National News

Annual snapdragons love cool weather and look great in beds, borders, and containers. The classic snapdragon varieties have colorful, jointed flowers that “talk” when squeezed (they open and close...

Shrub Dogwood Trial at Longwood Gardens

Shrub dogwoods ( Cornus species) have become very popular in recent years for their low maintenance and attractive, four-season appeal. Popular in commercial and residential landscapes, many...

Pesticide Residue in Produce from Around the World

Many gardeners have turned to growing their own vegetables and fruits and buying organic foods to avoid excessive pesticide residues on their foods. The produce in our supermarkets now comes from...

New Housefly Trap

There is nothing worse than having houseflies buzz against your windows in winter. The incessant buzzing sound is enough to drive you mad. Well, maybe they aren’t that bad, but if houseflies are a...

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In the Garden

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Inexpensive Gifts for Gardeners

When it comes to gift-giving, gardeners are some of the easiest folks to please. All kinds of fun, pretty, useful, and inexpensive options are at your fingertips. If you're a last-minute shopper, I hope these suggestions help you cross names off your...
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Resources

Web Finds

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners Cornell University Cooperative Extension has long been in the forefront of matters important to...

Clever Gardening Technique

Create Inexpensive Bulb Markers Fall-planted bulbs are poking up their green shoots (or soon will be). If you didn't mark them at...
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Regional Reminders

  • Caring for Poinsettia
  • Plant Deciduous Fruit Trees
  • Harvest Citrus
  • Thin Seedlings
  • Plant Cool-Season Vegetables

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