Southwestern Deserts

November, 2011
Regional Report

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Easier Tulip Planting

National News

Traditional advice says to plant tulips bulbs at a depth three times the height of the bulb -- generally about 6 to 8 inches deep. But new research from Cornell University's Flower Bulb Research...

Recipes for Health

Have you fallen into a meal-time rut when it comes to preparing healthful vegetables and fruits? Find inspiration and delicious recipes in the Recipes for Health section on the New York Times...

The Pick of the Peppers

Chili peppers are great for adding spice to all sorts of dishes. And one with excellent pepper flavor is the 2012 All-America Awards vegetable winner 'Cayennetta.' This mildly spicy pepper...

Green Times

If you are interested in organic and sustainable agriculture, a new, free, on-line publication from Washington State University's College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences may...

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In the Garden


Desert Plants for Shady Spots

Shade in a desert landscape can be a challenging area to plant, especially for low-water-use landscapes relying on native or desert-adapted species. The natural desert does not offer much real shade, so most plants evolved to withstand blazing sun. If...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Don't Worry about Ants! If you see columns of ants marching up and down the trunks of mesquite or other trees, don't...

Web Finds

Bark Beetles and Firewood If you live in the Southwest, you've likely heard how the combo of extended drought and bark...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cool-Season Flowers
  • Water Citrus Carefully
  • Plant Bulbs
  • Buy Tomato Seeds
  • Monitor for Cabbage Loopers

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