Southwestern Deserts

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Starring Role for Arkansas Bluestar

National News

If you're looking for an easy care addition to the flower garden with lots of interest as the seasons change, look no further than the Perennial Plant Association's 2011 Perennial Plant of the...

Midwinter Fire

Snow now blankets many parts of the country and winter's cold has spread a palette of browns and grays over much of the landscape. But with some thoughtful plantings, you can still have spots of...

Garden Jewels

While visiting hummingbirds may only be the stuff of summer memories at this time of year, it's not too soon to begin thinking of ways to attract these tiny beauties to our gardens when warm...

Grow Biointensively

Ecology Action is a non-profit organization whose mission is teach people around the world to better feed themselves by growing their own food while building the soil and conserving resources at...

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In the Garden


Olive Trees

During a recent visit to an older Phoenix neighborhood, I came across quite a few olive trees, still loaded with (or dropping) fruit in varying stages of ripeness. Native to the Mediterranean region, olive trees were brought to the Southwest by Spanish...
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Web Finds

The Olive Oil Source If you can't find what you want to know about olive oil at Olive Oil Source , the info may not...


Curing Olives I know folks who moved into homes with existing fruiting olive trees and decided to make the best...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dry Rose Petals for Potpourri
  • Gather Pecans
  • Don't Prune Now
  • Plant Fragrant Stock
  • Relax with Your Herbs

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