Southwestern Deserts

April, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gardening For the Cure

National News

Smooth leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea arborescens ) are adaptable native shrubs that flourish in many parts of the country. And breeders have given us a host of beautiful cultivars to choose from....

A Dangerous Book

Be forewarned. The minute you open The Gardener's Color Palette , you can kiss your savings account goodbye. Because once you get a look at the stunning photographs of flowers by Clive Nichols...

Karmic Justice?

Anyone who gardens in the eastern U.S. is familiar with the Japanese beetle, that voracious consumer of just about anything green in the garden. It is one of the most destructive pests east of the...

A Helenium of a Different Color

Helenium, also known as sneezeweed, has long been a favorite for adding color to the late season garden. The daisy-like flowers with raised centers bloom in autumnal shades of orange, red, russet...

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In the Garden


Mint Flavors

Mint is a useful culinary herb that grows in a range of conditions. In the low desert, mints thrive in full sun with afternoon shade. I've also grown mint in a northern exposure that's shady most of the year. It doesn't look lush, often dying back in...
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Shows & Events

National Public Gardens Day Rio Grande Botanic Garden in Albuquerque celebrates the day with talks and demonstrations on home...

Web Finds

Native Plant Society of New Mexico More and folks are turning on to the diverse beauty of landscaping with native plants. Native...
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Regional Reminders

  • Care for Bulbs
  • Plant Herbs
  • Water and Fertilize Containers
  • Plant Citrus Trees
  • Fertilize Roses

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