Southwestern Deserts

April, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Hosta of the Year

National News

Hostas are the backbone of the shade garden. Easy to grow and generally trouble-free, they are available in a myriad of sizes and leaf shapes, colors and variegation patterns. In fact, the biggest...

Old Time Tomatoes

Gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for a variety of reasons- for their delicious flavor, unique appearance, to maintain strains of genetic diversity. But even if these other reasons didn’t apply,...

Welcome to Munchkin Land

Oak-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea quercifolia ) are wonderful landscape plants. Their large, lobed leaves add textural interest to the garden in summer and change to gorgeous shades of burgundy and...

Lawn Care Made Easier

If you’ve ever struggled to move downspout extensions and splash blocks before you mow- and then had put them back once you were done- you’ll probably appreciate a new product from Landscape...

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In the Garden


Composting Alternatives: Part I

One effective way to "green up" your lifestyle is to reduce the amount of kitchen waste sent to overburdened landfills by composting it. However, what if you don't have space for a full-blown outdoor compost area, or perhaps you can't physically turn...
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Shows & Events

Grow Native Plant Sale Find unusual native plants and ornamental grasses for the central Arizona highlands at the...

Favorite or New Plant

Blue Euphorbia The vivid chartreuse bracts on the flower clusters and icy blue-green foliage of Euphorbia...
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Regional Reminders

  • Recognize Citrus Thrips
  • Transplant Landscape Plants
  • Control Cacti Size
  • Control Blossom End Rot
  • Deadhead Flowers

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