Southwestern Deserts

February, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Roses for Your Valentine

National News

It will be Valentine's Day soon, and what better gift to give a loved one than roses. But instead of spending lots of money on cut flowers that will wither in a week’s time, why not treat your...

Sweet Raisin Cherry Tomato

Cherry tomatoes are a popular summer garden vegetable and a favorite with kids. There are many varieties available, such as 'Sungold' and 'Super Sweet 100', that tout a high sugar content. They...

New Environmentally Friendly Slow-Release Fertilizer

Fertilizers are added to lawns and gardens across the country at alarming rates. While they may be necessary for plant growth, excess fertilizer runs off into streams, rivers, and waterways,...

2010 Garden Trends

It's a new decade and new trends are sprouting up everywhere. Gardening is no exception! Each year, the Garden Media Group polls professionals in the lawn and garden industry to see what they...

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In the Garden


Desert Soil Characteristics

New desert gardeners, especially those who gardened in other regions of the country where rich, dark earth is the norm, are often stymied (or stunned) when they attempt to push a spade into our hard soil for the first time. I hear lots of concerns from...
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Shows & Events

Rare Green Tea Tasting and Discussion Enjoy tasting two rare and famous green teas during Asian butterfly month at the Tucson Botanical...

Clever Gardening Technique

Harvest Outer Leaves Only Remove only the outer leaves when harvesting leafy vegetables such as lettuce, spinach and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Caring for Succulents
  • Don't Prune Frost Damage
  • Start Basil Seeds
  • Transplant Annual Color
  • Harvest Citrus

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