Southwestern Deserts

June, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gorgeous Gryphon Begonia

National News

Plants that were once considered denizens of indoor windowsills are making a break and heading outside. A wide range of tender perennials are shedding their houseplant image and are being offered...

Healthful Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is good for you. This is the kind of nutritional news we need to hear more often! University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram, who specializes in studying medicinal...

Superior Shastas

Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) have long been garden favorites, valued for their cheerful white flowers that bloom for a long period. Besides the classic, yellow-eyed daisy form, there...

New Garden Books from Taunton Press

Two new gardening books from The Taunton Press, the publishers of Fine Gardening magazine, provide plenty of inspiration and good advice for both beginning and seasoned flower and food...

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In the Garden


Tree Planting Depth

Out and about looking at trees with a local horticulture expert recently, we were dismayed to see newly transplanted, 24-inch box trees in a public planting had been planted too deeply, which can ultimately kill the tree. What a waste to spend...
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Web Finds

New Mexico State University eBooks NMSU eBooks now offers some Extension horticulture publications as free e-books. Instructions...

Clever Gardening Technique

Increase Soil Nitrogen Nitrogen is an essential plant nutrient, and it is the nutrient most likely lacking in desert...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Zinnias
  • Inhibit Squash Vine Borers
  • Harvest Frequently
  • Plant Veggies
  • Adjust Irrigation Timers

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