Southwestern Deserts

January, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blanket the Garden with Color

National News

When it comes to a long bloom period in the perennial garden, few plants can top blanket flowers. Their bright, daisy-like flowers just keep coming and coming. All they ask for is plenty of...

Walnut Worries

First it was chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease, then dogwood anthracnose, the Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer. It seems as if some new threat to our trees is always on the...

Pick Some Pots of Pumpkins

Want to get a head start on your pumpkin patch this spring? The Natural Gardening Company can help with its potted seedlings available by mail-order. New for 2011 is a unique assortment of pumpkin...

One Sweet Sweet Pea

Sweet peas are long-time garden favorites for their beautiful, fragrant blossoms. Old fashioned varieties of these annuals are tall climbers, needing a bamboo tepee, trellis or other support to...

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In the Garden


Learn From Jack Frost

Our recent bouts of freezing temperatures resulted in black, shriveled foliage on tropical plants such as bougainvillea, lantana, Natal plum and ficus trees. I know it may look unsightly, but control any urges you may have to trim it away. Let the dead...
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Shows & Events

Community Citrus Picking Day If you don't have citrus trees growing in your yard, head for this event, where the whole family...

Clever Gardening Technique

Create Your Own Seed Exchange With so many intriguing heirloom and hybrid seed varieties available, it can be a challenge to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Add Wildlife Plants
  • Maintain Rosemary Topiaries
  • Sow Tomato Seeds
  • Sharpen Pruners
  • Sow Colorful Carrots

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