Southwestern Deserts

September, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Lemons for Limes

National News

If your garden produced a bounty of vegetables this summer, you may have had more than you and your family could eat at certain times. What to do with all that extra produce? Many of us share with...

Hot Enough for You?

Lots of gardeners across the country would probably answer with a resounding "Yes!" given the extreme heat in many areas this past summer. And the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

Back to Eden

Back to Eden is a new feature documentary that follows one man's revolutionary approach to organic gardening. "It's all about the covering!" is how Paul Gautschi enthusiastically describes his...

Fall Frost Dates

Gardeners are becoming more and more interested in keeping their gardens as productive as possible into the fall and winter months. Whether growing in the open garden or using season extenders...

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In the Garden


Rain Gardens

Rain gardens in the desert? Absolutely! Although other regions of the country may have a head start on the concept, rain gardens are gaining popularity in the arid Southwest. A rain garden is a shallow depression where water can pool briefly while it...
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Shows & Events

Using Graywater Cado Daily, Cochise County Cooperative Extension Water Wise program coordinator, will explain how...

Web Finds

Rain Gardens: A how-to manual for homeowners Check out Rain Gardens , a free publication produced by University of Wisconsin Cooperative...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Perennials
  • Clean Up Pest Problems
  • Improve Garden Soil
  • Prepare Lawns for Overseeding
  • Finish Transplanting Palms

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