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

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Masses of Grasses

The heart of a plant aficionado (and I%%%m assuming that you are one) beats a little faster when encountering a plant we don%%%t yet own at our favorite nursery. We pounce, hauling our precious find home without thinking about where it will actually fit...
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Resources

Books

Grasses The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Living Landscapes (Timber Press, 2007, $59.95) offers...

Clever Gardening Technique

Siting Grasses for Special Effects Site ornamental grasses where their flower heads/seed heads will be backlit by the sun%%%s low...
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Regional Reminders

  • Continue Planting Cool-Season Vegetables
  • Sow Wildflowers
  • Adjust Automatic Timers
  • Maintain Roses
  • Add Flowers for Butterflies

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