Southwestern Deserts

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Recipes for Healthy Kids

National News

Did you come up with some delicious new ways to use the produce from your garden this year? Did you hit on ways to serve garden-fresh veggies that your kids gobbled down? Are you interested in...

A Kaleidoscope of Color

Flowers add to the beauty of the garden, but for season-long excitement, nothing beats plants with colorful foliage. And few are as colorful for as long as the new 'Kaleidescope' abelia from Plant...

Sweet Bittersweet

With its abundant berries in autumnal shades, bittersweet vine has long been a favorite for fall decorating. Unfortunately the popular Oriental bittersweet ( Celastrus orbiculatus ) is a rampantly...

Managing Soil Pathogens with Mustard

No, we're not talking about raiding the condiments cupboard for some Grey Poupon! But research done at Cornell University has demonstrated that mustard plants, as well as other related brassicas...

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In the Garden

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Integrated Pest Management Part 4: Biological Control Methods

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) combines diverse methods to control pest or disease problems and grow healthy plants, with chemical controls used as a last resort. My favorite IPM topic? Biological controls: living organisms (including predators,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Natural Enemies Gallery University of California, Davis, offers an excellent website, Integrated Pest Management ,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Time Your Release of Beneficial Insects in the Garden Timing and conditions must be just right before releasing beneficials such as lady beetles and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Wildflowers
  • Feed, Water and Mulch Roses
  • Decide if you Need a Winter Lawn
  • Plant Bulbs
  • Examine Agaves

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