Southwestern Deserts

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Devilishly Good Ninebark

National News

Plants with purple foliage are great for adding some drama to the garden. And dusky-leaved cultivars of ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) are some of the best choices for adding color...

Borers Get Burned with Fire Gel

Among the most troublesome pests for peach growers are peachtree borers. These larvae of clearwing moths attack the roots of the trees or, in the case of the lesser peachtree borer, the...

Defying Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, many gardeners in the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the leaves...

Chiming in on Bellflowers

Few groups of flowering plants show the diversity of the bellflower clan, or campanulas. With bell-shaped, tubular or star-shaped flowers in shades of blue, white, pink, and red, they have growth...

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In the Garden


Transplanting Cold-Hardy Species After a Harsh Winter

I know that it must have been an especially cold winter because various garden groups that offer tours each spring (which I look forward to!) decided to reschedule their tours for fall, or canceled them all together. A few hardy groups forged ahead with...
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Shows & Events

Greater Phoenix Pond Tour "Free" is supposedly the most powerful word in the English language, and I know my eyes perked up...

Web Finds

Audubon Society Bird Feeder Maintenance & Hygiene Tips Did you know you should empty, clean, and add fresh water to birdbaths daily? Deadly diseases can...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Citrus
  • Inhibit Leafhoppers
  • Prepare Lawns for Warm Weather
  • Remove Frost Damage
  • Clean Up Citrus Trees

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