Southwestern Deserts

November, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Vegetables and Fruits for a Healthy Heart

National News

It may not be news that both genes and diet can play a role in the health of your heart. But which is more important? A new study suggests that a diet high in fruits and veggies, especially raw...

Watermelon Wonders

Here's more good news about keeping your heart healthy, especially for gardeners. A recent study by researchers at the University of Kentucky showed that eating watermelon reduced plasma...

Spoiled Rotten?

All those fruits and vegetables won't do our bodies any good if they spoil before we actually eat them. While produce picked fresh from the garden is best in taste and nutrients, we can't always...

Fresh, Local, and Purple for Health

Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap nutritionally of late. But when they are not fried in buckets of oil or mashed with gobs of butter and cream, they are actually quite healthful veggies. They are a...

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In the Garden

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Masses of Grasses

The hearts of us plant aficionados (and I'm assuming that you are one) beat 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

Site 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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