Southwestern Deserts

June, 2011
Regional Report

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Punch up your Garden with Blackberry Punch

National News

Looking to add some drama to your container plantings and hanging baskets this summer? Add excitement with the smoldering colors of Superbells® Blackberry Punch calibrachoa from Proven...

Find Out Where to Pick-Your-Own

Even if you don't have the space or time to grow all your fruits and vegetables yourself, you can still have the satisfaction of harvesting fresh, local produce yourself at a pick-your-own...

Be Water-wise with a Rain Barrel

Environmentally conscious gardeners -- not to mention thrifty ones -- look for ways to keep from wasting water while minimizing run-off and the pollution and erosion problems it can create. Using...

Top Gardening Books

Every year the American Horticultural Society, whose mission blends education, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship with the art and science of horticulture, presents its annual...

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In the Garden


Chile Peppers

Think "Southwestern cuisine" and visions of chile peppers will likely dance in your head. According to the authors of Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail (Chelsea Green, 2011, $17.95), archaeologists say that indigenous populations of...
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Shows & Events

Chile Pepper Institute Teaching and Demonstration Garden Visit the Chile Pepper Institute Teaching and Demonstration Garden, which showcases varieties...


Chile Peppers and Climate Change Join the co-authors -- a chef, an agroecologist, and an ethnobotanist -- on their spice odyssey...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant a Pepper
  • Maintain Peppers
  • Protect Peppers
  • Pick a Pepper
  • Freeze Peppers for Later Use

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