Southwestern Deserts

July, 2010
Regional Report

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Plant Compounds that Fight Cancer

National News

We all know that eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for our health. But research being conducted at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Western Human Nutrition Research Center in...

Be Kind to the Earth with Earth-Kind Landscaping

Earth-Kind® Landscaping is a system developed by Aggie Horticulture®, part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, as a way to help gardeners create attractive landscapes that are kind to Mother...

Long Lasting Deer and Rabbit Repellent

Deer and rabbits are some of the hardest garden pests to deal with. They are voracious, will happily chomp on all kinds of plants and are tough to exclude from garden areas. There are a number of...

Sharing Garden Inspiration

Do you love to share garden pictures and information? Want to hook up with gardeners around the globe? Check out the website , an interactive experience for all levels of...

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In the Garden


Planting for Pollinators

Pollinators are essential for life as we know it on Planet Earth. Bats, birds, bees, butterflies, moths and a host of insect species transfer pollen from flower to flower, making it possible for plants to develop fruits and seeds. About 80 percent of...
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Shows & Events

Hot Wings: Indoor Native Butterfly Exhibit Over 100 species of butterflies are native to the Tucson area in southern Arizona. Learn how to...


Pollinators Pollinators of the Sonoran Desert (2004, $15) is produced in a handy bilingual (Spanish) format...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Pumpkin Seeds
  • Hand-Pollinate Vegetables
  • Provide Water for Wildlife
  • Learn to ID Beneficial Insects
  • Monitor Water Needs of Cacti

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