Southwestern Deserts

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Poinsettias for Polar Bears

National News

Want to decorate for the holidays and support endangered polar bears at the same time? Look for the 'Eckespoint® Polar Bear' poinsettia. This stunning new white poinsettia, bred by Ecke Ranch,...

Up with Foxgloves

Foxgloves are quintessential cottage garden plants, their tall spires of softly-hued flowers adding a vertical accent to the billowing silhouettes of so many other bloomers in early summer. But on...

Hooray for Holly

It is a Christmas tradition to "deck the halls with boughs of holly," although the custom of using holly as a decoration for winter time festivals and celebrations goes back to the Druids of...

Social Sagebrush and other Curiosities

Most of us don't think of our plants as having a social life. But some new research shows that, while your beans and begonias may not updating their Facebook pages, some plants are aware of who's...

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In the Garden


Easy-to-Give Gifts for Gardeners

Avoid the erratic drivers and hordes of shoppers. Instead, consider these easy-to-give gifts for gardeners and wanna-be gardeners. Membership to a local botanical garden Individual or family memberships are available, giving recipients unlimited...
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Web Finds

Pick Your Own Christmas Tree Pick Your Own Christmas Tree lists Christmas tree farms by state, some of which allow you to...

Favorite or New Plant

Dwarf Oregano In addition to being a wonderfully fragrant and edible herb for cooking, oregano is available in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Back on Food and Water for Houseplants
  • Feed Winter Vegetables
  • Don't Drown Holiday Plants
  • Waste Not, Want Not
  • Harvest Your Own Decor

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