Southwestern Deserts

October, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Learning about Healthy Foods with Food Corps

National News

What is one of the best ways to help adults stay healthy? Helping children develop good nutritional habits early on goes a long way towards assuring not only a healthy childhood, but a healthy...

Is Fall Foliage Falling Back?

We're all used to setting back our clocks in late autumn to "fall back" from daylight savings time. Now, scientists are investigating whether we need to start resetting our "leaf peeping" clock as...

Roundup All Around

New research has come to the disquieting conclusion that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, the world's most-used herbicide, is present in significant levels in our air and...

The Politics of Climate Change

If you are expecting to hear some climate-change realism from the crop of Republican presidential candidates, you may have a long wait. In an October 4, 2011 Time Magazine website article,...

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In the Garden


Time Vegetable Plantings with Your Harvests

Low desert gardeners are thrilled that this year's long, hot, and exceptionally dusty summer is over, and we can dig into our cool growing season. This is my favorite time for veggie gardening, with the next seven months of reasonable temperatures...
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Web Finds

APS Shade Tree Program Utility provider Arizona Public Service (APS) is offering free trees along with free tree care...

Favorite or New Plant

Purple Aster Roadsides, trails, and natural areas at higher elevations are covered with clumps of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Just About Everything in the Landscape
  • Prune Blackberry Canes
  • Thin and/or Transplant Flower and Vegetable Seedlings
  • Sow Penstemon
  • Plant Cool-Season Herbs

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