Southwestern Deserts

January, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Heirloom Green Tomato

National News

Many gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for their taste, unusual shape, and beauty. With the reintroduction of old-fashioned varieties, you can now grow tomatoes from around the world. Some are as...

Unique, Twisted Houseplant

This time of year it’s good to have easy-care houseplants around. In most parts of the country, winter is in full swing and having a touch of indoor greenery helps brighten any day. While many...

New Colorful Perennial Flower

There’s one word that aptly describes Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ flowers: intense. This new perennial features stunning orange, 4-inch-diameter leaves that don’t fade with the summer heat and...

Easy-to-Clean Bird Feeder

Winter is for bird feeding. However, it’s important to keep your feeder clean and disease-free for our feathered friends to enjoy. Bird seed left out in the rain can get moldy and harbor...

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In the Garden


What's for Dinner?

Although humans seldom crave a dish of juicy flowers, many are edible. So what do flowers actually taste like? Here's what my subjective taste buds have to say after random browsing through the years. Remember that different cultivars and cultivation...
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Shows & Events

Water Conservation and Xeriscape Conference The 15th Water Conservation and Xeriscape Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on...

Web Finds

Biosecurity for Birds Do you raise backyard poultry as part of your sustainable lifestyle? Submit photos of your...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start A New Christmas Cactus
  • Water and Thin Wildflowers
  • Manage Weeds
  • Harvest Citrus
  • Plant Bare-root Roses

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