Southwestern Deserts

March, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Go Back to School and Grow Green

National News

Youngsters may be looking ahead eagerly to the start of summer vacation, but perhaps gardeners should be thinking about going back to school -- to the Lawncare University, that is. Lawncare...

Better Biocontrol in the Future

While none of us want to see our gardens decimated by insect pests, few of us want to control pests with toxic sprays that can harm us and the environment. So it's encouraging to learn of the...

Vanishing Farmland

Our country is so vast that it's easy to think we don't have to worry as housing developments and highways spring up to cover the land. But figures released by the American Farmland Trust...

Fothergilla Favorites

Ask a gardener to describe the ideal landscape plant and he or she is likely to list easy care, multi-season interest, and freedom from insect and disease problems. Well, that is also a good...

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In the Garden


Invasive African Daisies

We didn't receive sufficient winter rainfall to produce much of a spring wildflower show in natural areas, although we can still enjoy displays at public gardens or in landscapes. Perhaps you have noticed front yards or street medians with a glowing...
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Web Finds

Fort Valley Experimental Forest When it opened in 1908, Coconino Experiment Station near Flagstaff, Arizona, now called Fort...

Clever Gardening Technique

In wildflower gardens, incorporate large boulders and accent plants such as agave, cactus, desert...
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Regional Reminders

  • Create a Culinary Herb Bed
  • Enhance Compacted Garden Soil
  • Prevent Magnesium Deficiency in Roses
  • Water Wildflowers as Needed
  • Clean Bird Feeders

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