Southwestern Deserts

September, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Selecting the Best Roses

National News

Part of the mission of the American Rose Society (ARS) is the evaluation of newly-released roses. After three years of assessment, each rose is assigned a rating that is included in their annually...

Avoiding the Mummy's Curse

Blueberries are a popular fruit for home gardeners. They are generally easy to grow and the berries are delicious and highly nutritious. But sometimes the mature berries shrivel up, turning gray...

Don't Baby Your Basil

Most gardeners know that many perennial herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage are most flavorful when grown in lean soil without a lot of fertility. But more fertile soil has often been...

Leaf Collection Made Easy

Soon gardeners in many parts of the country will begin that traditional fall chore- raking up leaves. While a few leaves can just be mown over to return organic matter to the soil, large amounts...

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In the Garden


Integrated Pest Management Part I

The goal of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is to help you solve each potential garden problem with the least toxic effects to humans, other living creatures and the environment. IPM relies on common-sense gardening techniques, many of which you...
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Shows & Events

Autumn Plant Extravaganza Fall is the best time for planting in the desert and the Council of Albuquerque Garden Clubs will...

Web Finds

University of New Mexico Continuing Education University of New Mexico Continuing Education offers a variety of courses of interest to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Seedlings of Cabbage Family Crops Indoors
  • Rejuvenate Summer-Blooming Shrubs
  • Enrich Garden Beds
  • Remove Fruit Tree Suckers
  • Feed Citrus

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