Southwestern Deserts

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Combining Bulbs and Perennials

National News

Bulb planting season is upon us. As you get ready to tuck tulips, daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs into the garden, do you find yourself puzzling over which perennials to combine with...

Gardening for Hard Times

Gardening can be a way to connect with nature, enjoy delicious produce for much less than you'd pay at the market or experiment with heirloom varieties or the latest cutting-edge hybrids. But...

Beetle-Resistant Viburnums

For years, viburnums were an excellent choice for gardeners in many parts of the U.S. looking for an attractive, trouble-free shrub to add to their landscapes. With showy flowers, ornamental...

Just the Plant Facts

Want to see a picture of what might be feeding on your apple trees? Or maybe it's time to winterize your roses- how about a watching a video to learn how? Perhaps you're looking for seasonal...

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In the Garden

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Integrated Pest Management Part 3: Mechanical Control Methods

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) starts with the simplest control method and works up to stronger measures, as needed. Prevention is the first step: growing healthy plants with good cultural methods as described in my previous report. Mechanical...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Farmer's Market University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners now provide a Question and Answer...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make a Bird Perch If your agave has bloomed, leave the towering flower stalk in place for as long as possible....
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Perennials
  • Plant Herbs
  • Reduce Watering
  • Plant a Tree With Fall Color
  • Plant a Row for the Hungry

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