Southwestern Deserts

May, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Perils of Prenatal Pesticide Exposure

National News

More and more evidence is accumulating on the harmful effects of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemical hazards, especially on the health and development of our children. Three recently...

Don't Reach Back

Are you one of those shoppers who reach into the back recesses of the produce display hoping to find the freshest salad greens with the latest expiration date? Well, it turns out that grabbing...

Blueberries against Breast Cancer?

Can the fruits you eat while pregnant have a beneficial effect on your children years into their lives? That's the question that Rosalia Simmen and co-investigators at the Arkansas Children's...

Suburban Lead

Common wisdom had it that gardeners growing plants in urban areas are the ones who need to be worrying about high levels of lead and other heavy metals in their soils. But some recent research by...

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In the Garden


Red and Yellow Yucca

During strolls along community walking paths this spring, I have been impressed with how eye-catching the red yuccas (Hesperaloe parviflora) have become over the years. Many of them are at least 15 years old, and I've watched them expand in size from...
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Shows & Events

A Garden Fair Head over to the Los Alamos demonstration garden across from the public library (SE corner of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Buy While in Bloom If specific flower color matters to your garden palette, buy plants while in bloom to get the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Warm Season Flowers
  • Protect Your Nose from Pollen
  • Collect Flower Seeds
  • Check Citrus Trunks
  • Relax and Enjoy your Tomatoes

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