Southwestern Deserts

September, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New NGA Environmental Lawn and Garden Survey

National News

National Gardening Association conducted its first Environmental Lawn and Garden Survey in 2004. Concerns about global warming, climate change, our carbon footprint, and all things "green" have...

Reblooming Azaleas

Azaleas have long been the glory of the spring garden, when their showy blossoms adorn the shrubs in vivid shades. Now you can have as much as 20 weeks of colorful flowers with the new Proven...

Global Warming Affects Corn and Wheat Yields

Corn and wheat are staples in the diets of many across the globe, so anything that affects their yields has an impact felt by millions. According to an analysis done by a team of U.S. based...

Get Plant Savvy with Monrovia Videos

Get some savvy gardening advice from Monrovia Nursery's garden experts when you watch Monrovia's plant savvy® Tips videos. Covering a wide variety of subjects, including fruit trees,...

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In the Garden

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Growing Healthy Citrus Trees

After a long hot summer, your citrus trees will benefit from a little TLC. Proper irrigation and fertilizing are key to growing healthy citrus. Put your trees on a regular schedule of food and water, and they will reward you with bumper crops of...
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Resources

Web Finds

Roof Rat Control Humans like fresh citrus fruit and unfortunately, so do roof rats, whose populations can jump...

Clever Gardening Technique

Collect Plastic Fruit Baskets Save containers used for berries, cherry tomatoes, and others fruits and veggies. They make good...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Hybrid Roses
  • Start Planting Cool-Season Vegetables
  • Wash Plants
  • Refresh Mulch
  • Hold the Shears at High Desert Elevations

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