Southwestern Deserts

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Self-Reliant Roses

National News

The rose may be the queen of flowers, but many of the roses grown in gardens today will only look regal when given a toxic regimen of pesticides to ward off disease and insects, along with lots of...

Here Comes the Sun

Annual sunflowers are among the most gratifying plants to grow. Simply stick a few seeds in the ground after the soil has warmed up, and before you know it, the plants are up and racing skyward to...

Get Help Solving Plant Problems

What's wrong with my plant? Is this plant a weed? What insect is this? Are these questions you've asked yourself but been unsure how to answer? The folks at the University of Minnesota Extension...

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Broccoli

Former President George H. W. Bush famously remarked, "I do not like broccoli." Perhaps he'd have liked it more if he ate it sprinkled with sugar. While a spoonful of sugar might help the broccoli...

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In the Garden

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Aloes Not Blooming

My aloe plants have not produced much in the way of flowers this season. They typically bloom later than others I notice around the neighborhood, probably because they are planted in a northern exposure close to the house that does not receive any sun...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Desert Horticulture Conference The 20th annual conference sponsored by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension offers 4...

Favorite or New Plant

Tree Aloe Called quiver tree or guliver tree in its native South Africa, over time, Aloe dichotoma...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pollinate Tomatoes
  • Fertilize Citrus
  • Sow Warm-Season Veggies
  • Transplant into the Landscape
  • Adjust Timers

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