Southwestern Deserts

January, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gardening Made Easy with Seed Collections

National News

It's always lots of fun to browse through seed catalogs and peruse the racks of seeds at the garden store, marveling at the diversity and beauty of all the varied plants you can grow. But...

Please Don't Share the Daisies

We all know how important it is to wash out hands frequently to avoid sharing germs and spreading illnesses. But who would have guessed that bees might be at risk from germ sharing as they fly...

The Cat's Meow of Catmints

Catmints are longtime perennial favorites in the flower garden. Members of the genus Nepeta , they are dependable, long-blooming, and trouble-free, come in a range of sizes and colors, have...

A Rainbow of Color in the Vegetable Garden

With the increasing interest in edible landscaping and the "food, not lawns" approach to cultivation, gardeners want their food gardens not only to be a bountiful source of fresh produce but to...

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In the Garden


Jazz Up Winter's Front Yard with Cacti

Walking my neighborhood this week, I've noticed very little color in front yards. Bougainvilleas, which typically provide tropical splashes of fuchsia, magenta, and orange through much of the year, were hard hit by frost a few weeks ago. Their...
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Shows & Events

Create a Landscape Design Amarillo (Texas) Botanical Gardens is offering a two-part series for beginners to design a garden...

Clever Gardening Technique

Check Out Seasonal Color in Winter Even if you don't plant now, the midst of winter is a good time to stroll nursery aisles to see...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Waste Leaves
  • Plant Salad Greens
  • Watch for Frost Warnings
  • Transplant Sweet Peas
  • Monitor Lawn Watering During Cold Weather

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