Southwestern Deserts

June, 2010
Regional Report

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Exploring Private Gardens

National News

What's more enjoyable than spending a day wandering through the lovingly-tended landscape of a dedicated gardener? Thanks to The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program, now in its fifteenth year,...

Let Us Grow Lettuce Well

Nothing is better at the end of a hot summer day than keeping the stove turned off and tossing together a fresh salad for dinner. But nothing is more frustrating than heading out to the garden to...

New Organic Production Guides

Cornell University Cooperative Extension and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program have recently released nine new organic production guides for farmers. These new guides provide...

Choose the Best Coneflowers

Coneflowers ( Echinacea spp. ) are long-time garden favorites, adding easy-care color to the garden in mid to late summer. Recent efforts by plant breeders have added an array of choices of...

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In the Garden


Summer Citrus Tree Care

Citrus trees thrive grown outdoors across much of the Southwest's low desert elevations. However, they need special care to survive hot summers. Prevent Sunburn Citrus bark is very susceptible to sunburn, especially on southern or western...
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Shows & Events

Saguaro Fruit Harvest Native peoples harvested and ate the scarlet fruits of saguaro cacti as a dietary staple for...

Clever Gardening Technique

Enjoy Plants at a State Park Whatever state you call home, it's a safe bet that it's experiencing budget woes. State parks...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Compost Piles for Summer
  • Care for Tomato Plants
  • Prune Old Garden Roses
  • Plant Colorful Annuals
  • Watch for Praying Mantids

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